A surprisingly touching moment unfolded outside of Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday when a black man embraced an apparent white supremacist. Aaron Courtney, a 31-year-old high school football coach, found himself hurt and dismayed when he learned about Spencer’s speech, so he showed up to protest and interacted with a white supremacist in the crowd, the New York Daily News reported.
But rather than clash with the guy, whom media identified as Randy Furniss, Courtney opted to do something else entirely: engage and then embrace Furniss. “I could have hit him, I could have hurt him … but something in me said, ‘You know what? He just needs love,’” he said. So, Courtney decided to approach Furniss and start asking some passionate questions. READ MORE