Don’t believe in karma? Now you will.

A boat caught fire on Moses Lake, Washington State on Saturday after its passenger hurled abuse at a family for waving pride flags.

A clip of the carnage went viral after a Twitter user called Cosmic Robbie, who was on the boat with the pride flags, posted it with the caption: “These people harassed my family because we were flying gay pride flags in Moses Lake Washington, by racing around us and shouting gay slurs.

“Then, their boat literally blew up!”


The tweet has garnered more than 54 thousand likes and over 10 thousand retweets.

One Twitter user said: “They do realize that this was the universe giving them a sign, right?”

Another said: “I wonder if their insurance company can deny a claim on the boat because of their negligence. That would be the icing on the Karma cake.”

Robbie claims he was enjoying a beautiful day out with his girlfriend, brother, and brother’s partner near Blue Heron Park when another boat sped towards them, and then the female passenger verbally assaulted them.

He told BuzzFeed News: “Then the boat quickly made a sharp turn back towards us and went around us.”

“I then again personally heard someone shout what I thought to be the word ‘gays’ so I asked my brother to pull out his phone and blatantly start recording in hopes that it would avoid conflict if they noticed.

“After a moment, we heard a loud backfire and a sputter come from the boat. Though I could not see the boat, in the direction, I could see a cloud of black smoke rising quickly.

“The driver, possibly embarrassed, then rushed to start the vehicle again…

“Another few moments pass and we hear an incredibly loud explosion come from the direction they were headed.

“Our driver shouted, ‘Holy crap! They blew up!”

After the boat caught fire, Robbie and his fellow passengers rushed to the women’s aide.

Grant County Sherrif’s Office released a statement following the incident: “As of right now, we are trying to make contact with the occupants of the vessel being circled so we can interview them to find out what happened.

“We would like to know more, and once we can interview people, we will be able to know more without relying solely on a brief video.”

The fire is believed to have been caused by the engine compartment in the middle section of the boat exploding.

The woman and her passenger did not accept any treatment for their burns.

Later, Robbie and his family went back out on the water and he posted the following on Twitter:

“And we’re back at it again! We will not hide our #pride”

What would you have done?

Image Via Alamy.