This man sat next to a Muslim woman on a train because, staggeringly, no one else would

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A man proved his point about prejudice this week when he took a train seat next to a Muslim woman who was surrounded by empty seats and standing commuters.

The Muslim woman wearing a niqab was sitting alone in a section of six seats despite the fact the train was packed.

25-year-old Dante Jamie Coyne, from Woking, posted a Facebook status about the incident on 26 October, which was liked over 44,000 times before Coyne deactivated his account.

He wrote:

I jump on a busy train this morning and everyone made it beyond obvious they would not sit in this section of 6 seats, I loudly announced "I'll sit here then" and took my seat.

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We said nothing the entire journey but as she got off train she nodded at me and I heard a very quiet "thank you".

Guys don't be so judgemental.

After the post attracted the attention of the media, Dante was overwhelmed by people getting in touch and deactivated his account for a break.

Before he went though, he posted in response to comments praising his action that he did it because “[the woman] is a human being whom was being treated unfairly, I gave her the respect she deserved.”

I hope in time I see others do this more often.

(H/T Buzzfeed)

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