A social media post by an Ohio man has been shared worldwide and lauded for its clear call for acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. In the caption, Cody Barlow says he wants to drown out 'hatred with love'.

This is important to me, not only because I have family and friends that are LGBTQ+, but also because countless people have dealt with hatred and judgement simply for who they are, and/or who they love, for far too long. Obviously doing this isn't going to change the minds of those who are intolerant, but hopefully it can help drown out the hatred with love.

As of this writing, the post has more than 17,000 comments and 74,000 shares.