Boy Writes Letter Offering Friendship To Bully Who Spat On Him
When this kid was bullied at school he decided to fight back, but not with violence.
Nicolas Neesley, 8, from Quincy, Michigan, saw a friend being pushed around the playground at Jennings Elementary School by a fifth-grader. He tried to stop the bully and was spat on, his mother, Shamayne Neesley, told ABC News.
But rather then react with anger or violence the third-grader penned a letter to the school giving an alternative to bullying, Huffington Post reports.
Nicolas’s note was read over the school’s loudspeaker. It opens with:
You don’t have to bully. If you don’t have any friends, just make a friend, it’s very simple. But you already have a friend, us.
According to ABC News Nicolas was confused as to why the bully wouldn’t want to be friends with him. He wrote the note on an anti-bullying day at his school, and told the Daily Reporter he wanted to send a message of compassion to the older boy, adding: “I wanted to touch his heart”.
Nicolas went on to tell the Reporter:
I think we need to put a stop to bullying, because it happens to like five kids every week. Every time I see someone get bullied, I break it up.
What a top kid!