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Woman stands up man who bullied her at school after he asks her out on a date eight years later

Louisa Manning left this photo and message for the ex-bully who she stood up Photo: Facebook

A woman got revenge on one of the bullies who made her life a misery at school - when she stood him up after he asked her out on a date.

Louisa Manning, 22, who studies at Oxford University, had a miserable time at school when she was aged 12 when a group of bullies dubbed her "manbeast".

She was taken aback when one of the bullies asked her out eight years later after meeting at a university ball.

Surprisingly, the 22-year-old agreed to go on the date - but she was not looking for romance.

Student Louisa Manning as she looks today. Credit: Facebook

She arrived early at the restaurant where they agreed to meet, before giving the waitress a photograph of herself and asking her to pass it on to the date.

On the back she wrote a message:

Hey so sorry I can’t join you tonight.

Remember year 8, when I was fat and you made fun of my weight? No? I do – I spent the following three years eating less than an apple a day so I’ve decided to skip dinner.Remember the monobrow you mocked? The hairy legs you were disgusted by?

Remember how every day for three years you and your friends called me ‘Manbeast’? No, perhaps you don’t or you wouldn’t have seen how I look eight years after and deemed me ********** enough to treat me like a human being.

I thought I’d send you this as a reminder. Next time you think of me, picture that girl in this photo because that’s the one who stood you up.


– Louisa Manning

Louisa's note seemed to resonate with the man, who apologised for his past behaviour in a message on Facebook and wished her well for the future.