When a music executive was standing in line waiting to at airport security, a woman behind him tried to cut him in line because she thought he was in the wrong place because of his skin color. After posting the encounter on Facebook, the music executive was blown away by the response, prompting him to offer her an apology.

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Emmit’s response was almost immediately greeted by cheers from the other people standing in line around him, a sure sign that they agreed with his comeback. That response inspired him to post about the incident and his response on his Facebook account.

He could think of a few people he was friends with who would be entertained by his experience standing in line, but he could never have expected what happened next. By the time his plane landed, the post had gone viral.