Many suffer from body-shaming but one woman has just claimed that she had to endure it while on a plane. By a man sitting next to her. “Before I knew it, I could feel hot, salty tears coming down my face,” Savannah Phillips wrote on Facebook. She said she was stuck there, crying because of the humiliation she couldn’t escape from.

“I haven’t experienced body-shaming like that since I was in grade school,” Savannah told Bored Panda. The whole incident, however, took an unexpected turn when another passenger intervened to help her. It was a bar manager, Chase Irwin.

“I would also like to add that I do forgive him,” Savannah said. “I have said lots of things in my life that I shouldn’t have, just like everyone else. If I hated him, I would not be any different and it is vital to respond with love. Only love brings change in the world.”

Phillips said that neither she nor Chase have spoken with the man ever since. She doesn’t even know who he is. “And I really don’t want to know. I don’t want this story to be about him – my goal was for it to be about Chase and how we should all be brave like he was and stand up for others.”

Scroll down to read how everything unfolded in Savannah’s own words and learn why she considers Irwin a hero!

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Savannah Phillips has been on airplanes for the last three weeks, but this flight was the worst of all of them

This is how Savannah’s hero, Chase Irwin, saw it

‘I do feel a little more beautiful today’

Watch the video below to see how grateful Savannah really is

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