The child said,
"The person who did that hates me, and he doesn't even know me."And then, later, as the parent and child processed and talked about what to do, the child had an idea:
"We could put something good over it,"
and they did just that.
and here's what the child wrote on that heart:
Go read the article - it's remarkable.
The Mom's comments were wise. We have to talk about it when prejudice and hate of any kind rear their ugliness. And we must respond every time.
But it's the wisdom of the child will stay with me long after that graffitied advertisement comes down.
ps - My thanks to Karol for sharing this story with me, so I could share it with you.