Its strange

I got hurt at work awhile back. I’m ok for light duty but because my job is anything but my work has….hired me out to work at a habitat for humanity thrift store. Its cool and I really like it. 
What’s weird is the other day a woman I work with told me. Because of me she’s learned that people like tattoos and piercings are not bad people. She’s an older southern woman, very religious and very conservative. She continued to say I was very sweet and this was gods way of showing her not to judge a book by its cover. 

I wasn’t expecting that, and I’m not sure what to think about it? Kind of flattered, kind of weirded out?