It frustrates me that I have to do a good news story about bullying. Why does this continue to happen? But it’s something Spencer and I are incredibly passionate about .And as I always say – sometimes you have to experience a little bit of bad to get to a whole lot of good.
Cale Wren is a 14 year-old freshman in North Carolina. His first few days of high school had been rough. He was struggling to make friends and some of the students were picking on him for being short.
Cale texted his big sister Leah saying that he had to eat lunch by himself because some of the kids thought he was a loser. Leah’s heart was broken so she took screenshots of their text conversation and posted it to Twitter.She asked that her followers send messages of reassurance to her baby brother.
Not only did the youngster receive a slew of encouragement from social media users, Leah’s post also caught the eye of a few high school seniors. Demontez Canada, a football and basketball player, grabbed some of his friends and sat with Cale during lunch. They also showed him around the school and took him under their wing.
Cale was stunned by the students’ kindness, but he says he is incredibly grateful for their intervention. He said it felt really nice to know that there are people who care. He hopes other bullied kids will remember to keep their chins up and to remember that it gets better.
He says this has all been the best experience of his life.