Noticing that someone has food in their teeth is one of life’s most anxiety-inducing social situations: Is it rude to tell them? Is it rude not to tell them? Have you been contemplating it for too long and now it’s too late in the conversation to tell them?
Perhaps this person is a new acquaintance. Perhaps this person is a colleague or boss. Perhaps this person is Oprah Winfrey.
For one brave soul, the latter situation arose — and he chose the road less traveled (we imagine).
The Tweet caused the Internet to collectively gasp at the prospect of such an interaction, which then turned into a conversation about the return of Oprah’s Next Chapter and the weight loss benefits of kale.
The man has yet to be identified, but we join Oprah in saluting his honesty, courage, and kindness.
—Shay Spence, @chezspence