This week, a heart-melting video of a little boy who was bullied, sent to the edge of suicide from ruthless bullying spread like wildfire, consequently breaking the spirits of millions of people all over the world.
The 9-year-old, who is suffering from dwarfism, has been brutally bullied all his life, which has conclusively pushed him to breaking point.
There has been a flood of love and care for the guy, from members of the specialty societies and celebs likewise. And now, the one and solely Hugh Jackman has expressed his love for him.
His Mom has taken a stage and confronting bullies.
Yarraka Bayles, from Brisbane, Australia, latterly posted a video where she recorded the consequence of a bullying occurrence that took place at her son’s school.
In the six-minute clip, you can see Quaden, her 9-year-old son who has dwarfism, crying and talking about his school experiences, saying he’s considered “the dumbest kid in class.”
At one point, he even tells his mother that he wants to kill himself.
In the distressing video he says: “Give me a rope, I want to kill myself” and ‘I just want to stab myself in the heart… I want someone to kill me.”
Apparently, other children have been calling him “midget” and tapping his head and pointing out his differences.
His heartbroken mom says this:
“We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights… but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid.”
“I just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal and I want people to know this is the effect bullying has. This is what bullying does. So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance… and you wonder why kids are killing themselves.”
She also pleaded for help as her voice quivered.
“So is there any advice or support or anything that other parents have done? I’ve got some good advice but I need more, I want people to know how much it is hurting us as a family.”
She mentioned that this isn’t the first time Quaden has talked about suicide.
His agitated mom recalled that the first time he tried to kill himself was when he was only 6-years-old because he was frequently bullied.
Children should not be speculating about such a scary thought at such a tender age.
She attempted to describe to him that his life is precious.
“I was so shocked. I honestly didn’t think he would even know what or how at six years old. I’ve explained to him that once you go, there’s no coming back, you’re gone forever, but he still kept trying.”
Quaden has been through multiple life-changing experiences.
He was profoundly influenced by the death of his grandpa and his small brother, who was stillborn, and over on top of that he gets bullied. His mother explained that he believes he would be fine with them in paradise.
This tragic story has undoubtedly proposed some serious questions.
The video has since been seen over eighteen million times, and the wave of support has been surprising for the family.
And several celebrities and sports stars alike have been amongst those giving their support.
The Indigenous All Stars NRL team said to the family…
And astonishingly, called Quaden to lead them onto the pitch at their game.
Celebrity Brad Williams who also suffers from dwarfism, he wants to give Quaden a memorable experience…
Writing on the Go Fund Me page, Williams emphasized:
“I’m setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy.”
He wants him to go for a holiday in Disney Land.
“I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland… Let’s show Quaden and others that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it.”
He wants to create a special experience for Quaden and his mom.
“Funds raised will be spent on two airplane tickets for Quaden and his mother from Australia to Los Angeles. As well as providing a hotel, food, and tickets to Disneyland Park in Anaheim for multiple days.”
As for any excess funds?
They will be distributed straight to anti-bullying and anti-abuse foundations.
The video continues performing in views by the minute, and Australia’s National Treasure Hugh Jackman has talked about it.
Hugh posted an heartfelt video on Twitter…
Quaden – you’ve got a friend in me.
“Quaden – You are stronger than you know,” the X-Men star told him in the video, “And no matter what, you’ve got a friend in me.”
“Everyone, let’s please be kind to each other. Bullying is not okay, period. Life is hard enough. Let’s just remember: every person in front of us is facing some kind of battle, so let’s just be kind.”
Hugh’s kind message pushed on further well-known faces to discuss the condition of the bullied Quaden…
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is recognized for his role in The Walking Dead, said in his video, “What I want you to know is that you have friends — me included. I am your buddy… You haven’t met me yet, but we’ll see if we can change that. Maybe your mom can DM me.”