It's stop bullying today.
I have the chance a few weeks ago. There was a boy with his headphones on listening and swaying to the music.. trying out a few steps, blissfully unaware of the world around him.
Enter three boys about the same age..pants hanging off their asses, hats on sideways.. if you were from 50 years ago you'd be convinced that they didn't know how to dress themselves and were
They walked up to him and I watched as they started conversing.. it was clear quickly they didn't know each other. The boys face fell.. the three others laughed as they pointed at him and mimicked him.
My belly burned as did my cheeks. I removed my headphones and walked over right inbetween the boy and the three others.
I paused an looked at their feet and shook me head and looked them all in the eye....
"How the F#%K can you give him crap about dancing when you three can't even tie your shoelaces?!"
One guy started giggleing.. he was the only one with shoelaces done up.
One made a comment about how "real" thugs don't dance they lean back... which I reminded him that he was 1) white and 2) from Victoria... that's two strikes. Word.
I felt good about it. They boy was laughing as he got on the bus clearly in better spirits.
Although I had moments of being bullied I've been pretty lucky over all but I know alot of people who weren't.. and it doesn't even stop after you're a kid! It happens even in adulthood.
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Have you ever stopped a bully?