Barista's Reply To Woman Who 'Refused To Be Served By Black Person' Goes Viral


Two words and a smile: That's the reaction Josie Ajak recently gave a racist customer, and it's that same reaction that has been earning her an overwhelming level of support from people in her country.

Ajak, who lives in Australia, wrote in a Facebook post,

It all started with an incident of blatant bias.

Earlier this month, a customer walked into the coffee shop Ajak manages and demanded to be served by a white woman. Ajak responded with those important two words: "That's fine."

Ajak told BuzzFeed News,

Eventually, the customer left the shop, angry and unattended to. But if a Facebook post from one of Josie's employees is any indication, they aren't at all sad that they missed out on the customer's business.

Jade Arevalo, one of Ajak's employees,wrote,

Arevalo's post has been flooded with hundreds of comments, while thousands more people have "liked" it.

There even seems to have been a campaign of sorts that has flown under the banner of the hashtag #buyacoffeefromjosie. But Josie isn't keeping all the attention to herself. She has taken in the light she's received and reflected it onto others.

Well said.

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Citations: BuzzFeed News