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Michelle Obama said “when they go low, we go high” and that is exactly what a Black hotel worker did over the weekend after a would-be guest called him the n-word.

Twitter user @craignofridayy posted a video of himself calmly having an interaction with a woman who is never shown on camera, but can be heard off-screen.

“I need to stay here, my mother died,” she says.

The hotel employee’s response is “I understand that, but you called me a f***n’ n***r.”

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” she says.

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The employee remains calm throughout the exchange, never raising his voice and always keeping his hands in full view. At one point the woman pleads that she just really needs a room and the young man responds with “There’s a Best Western next door.” He also repeatedly tells her that the situation was “above me now.”


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By Monday morning, “Best Western”  and “It’s above me” were trending on Twitter and everybody had jokes.


Being the industrious man that he is, the Twitter user who started this whole viral affair has promised to make t-shirts with his now famous phrases. Will you be getting one?