This is Lincoln Middle School cheerleader Desiree Andrews from Kenosha, Wisconsin.
When cheering for her team last year, the eighth grader who has down’s syndrome had abuse hurled at her from a boy in the stands. However some of the players overheard it, and instantly called time on the game.
Chase Vazquiez, Miles Rodriguez and Scooter Terrein confronted the bully in the stands and asked him to stop.
Team coach Brandon Morris told Kenosha News:
One of the kids stepped up and said, “Don’t mess with her,”. Then all of the guys got together to show her support.
It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong. Because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same.
After the incident, the school renamed their gym ‘D’s house’, and aim to make it official in the near future.
And Desiree now has three new friends to walk to class with. Brilliant.