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Soldier Shuts Down Critics Of Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Award: "Get Over Yourself"

As touching as Caitlyn Jenner's speech was when she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs this week, there were certainly plenty who were against her receiving the honor.

From the moment ESPN announced Jenner would be receiving the award for courage, people spoke out against the former Olympian, suggesting that others were "more deserving." Lauren Hill, a college basketball player who died of cancer earlier this year, and Noah Galloway, an Iraq war veteran and amputee, were just two of the names that people thought should get the award instead.

But now, a Facebook post created by 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier Joey Vicente that is making its rounds on the internet is sticking up for Jenner and her hero status.

Vicente said he was inspired to write the amazing post because he wants people to learn to be more respectful on social media.

“Bigotry in any form is unacceptable and I guess I was just fed up with seeing people’s offensive remarks about a person they know nothing about,” he told BuzzFeed News.

“I joined the service and picked my job because I love helping people," he added.  "I love positivity and I love my country.”

h/t Buzzfeed