“What’s normal anyways?”– Mrs. Gump
This is a motto every single person in life should live by. Also a huge reason why this movie inspires anyone who watches it. Forrest’s mother does not care if her son is a bit different and unlike the other children in school, she knows he is a bright young man.
Born in the 1950’s they are living in a closed minded era and his mother is certainly the progressive type as she is a single mom with a ‘different kind of’ child. Set in the south, the town folk, especially the principal is unsure of Forrest and as eloquently as she can say ‘F**k off’ Mrs. Gump tells him normal is different to everyone and there is no set standard!