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Former White Supremacist Chooses Love Over Hate Once He Forms An Unexpected Friendship

“I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate. I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.” — Michael Kent.

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This is a photograph of Michael Kent, an ex Neo-Nazi who became a member of the “very violent skinhead group”

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However whilst on probation, something would change for better, after he met Tiffany Whittier the black woman who was assigned to be Michael’s probation officer.

Unwittingly to either of the pair, Whittier would go on to become much more than a probation officer to Kent, and that one day he’d consider her as part of the family!

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Upon first visiting Kent’s home she noticed he had German flags hanging up on his walls.

“She said you need to take that crap down and start putting up more positive stuff. Put up smiley faces so when you wake up you see positive instead of hate, I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” Whittier told ABC News.

It was from that day onwards that the two formed a very special, yet unlikely, friendship!

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Whittier also recently went to a tattoo parlor with Kent to have cover-ups over his two swastika tattoos!

A national non-profit called Redemption Ink offers free removals and cover-ups of hate-related tattoos. They helped connect Kent with Fallen Heroes Tattoo in Colorada where he spent 15 hours in the process of getting his swastikas covered up.

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Being the father of two young children, Kent has hopes that his children will grow up seeing the world in a more positive light.

“I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate. I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.” — Michael Kent.