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This Man’s 8-Year-Old Son Revealed He Was Being Bullied, So His Father Decided To Have A Talk With The Bully
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This Man’s 8-Year-Old Son Revealed He Was Being Bullied, So His Father Decided To Have A Talk With The Bully

Studies show that 1 in 4 children experience bullying at school. It’ a heartbreaking problem that doesn’t always get enough attention from school administrations and parents often have to deal with these issues on their own. This is exactly what happened to father of three, Aubrey Fontenot, from Houston, Texas, when his 8-year-old son, Jordan, revealed that he was being bullied. The school had failed to help the young boy, but luckily, Jordan’s father knew exactly what to do.

Instead of angrily confronting the bully, Tamarion, Aubrey decided to spend some time with him and just talk. The concerned father managed to get through to the kid and after a heart-to-heart conversation, Aubrey found out that Tamarion was bullied himself for not having clean clothes and being homeless. While there’s no excuse for bullying, Aubrey quickly realized that this young boy needed help. He bought Tamarion some new clothes and later seated him down with his son to have a conversation about bullying. Soon after, the two boys were playing video games together.

Aubrey posted the story on twitter and it quickly went viral as an example of how a little compassion can go a long way. In addition, the father created a Go-Fund-Me campaign for Tamarion and in 4 days $24,210 was raised for the young boy’s family. Not only did Aubrey manage to stop his child from being bullied, but he also helped turn his son’s bully’s life around! Scroll below to see how this inspiring story unfolded.

Meet Aubrey Fontenot from Houston, Texas who deserves to be called a father of the year!

After his 8-year-old son revealed he’s being bullied at school, Aubrey, instead of angrily confronting the bully, decided to spend some time with him and talk

The bully revealed that he’s bullied too for not having clean clothes and being homeless

So Aubrey decided to do the most unexpected thing – he brought him new clothes

Later the father seated him down with his son to have a conversation about bullying

Soon after, the two boys were playing video games together!

Aubrey created a Go-Fund-Me campaign for Tamarion and in 4 days $24,210 was raised for the young boy’s family in hopes to turn their life around

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Carol Emory
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3 years ago

My son was being bullied at school. Turned out, his bully was being picked on too because he was in foster care. He had nothing that he could call his own except for the clothes he had to take with him from place to place. My son (who is autistic by the way) started crying when he found out his bully's parents weren't in the picture. So he walked up to his bully before school and handed him spare gameboy he had (yeah I know..just dated myself) and a few games that he loved. After that, the boys would sit in the hallway during lunch and play. No one else picked on them because they'd stand up for each other. People said they saw the two of them smiling more and more. The foster kid was adopted by his foster grandparents and the moved a year later. Last I heard from the grandparents everything was well and their grandson was making good friends. My son learned that, sometimes the key to stopping a bully is to find out why they are doing it.

JMQ
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3 years ago

I applaud this man. Too often, parents trying to help their bullied children don't see the bigger picture. Punishing the bully isn't enough. It's short-term. Sometimes, you have to look into why something is happening to prevent it from happening again. I wish there were more people like this man out there.

Lark Estelle
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3 years ago

So true!

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Don Flynn
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3 years ago

Compassion is a good thing

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Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

My son was being bullied at school. Turned out, his bully was being picked on too because he was in foster care. He had nothing that he could call his own except for the clothes he had to take with him from place to place. My son (who is autistic by the way) started crying when he found out his bully's parents weren't in the picture. So he walked up to his bully before school and handed him spare gameboy he had (yeah I know..just dated myself) and a few games that he loved. After that, the boys would sit in the hallway during lunch and play. No one else picked on them because they'd stand up for each other. People said they saw the two of them smiling more and more. The foster kid was adopted by his foster grandparents and the moved a year later. Last I heard from the grandparents everything was well and their grandson was making good friends. My son learned that, sometimes the key to stopping a bully is to find out why they are doing it.

JMQ
Community Member
3 years ago

I applaud this man. Too often, parents trying to help their bullied children don't see the bigger picture. Punishing the bully isn't enough. It's short-term. Sometimes, you have to look into why something is happening to prevent it from happening again. I wish there were more people like this man out there.

Lark Estelle
Community Member
3 years ago

So true!

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Don Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago

Compassion is a good thing

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