A couple of months ago, David Pendragon took to Facebook to tell people how some boys at school were bullying his nephew, just because of his lunchbox. “My cousin, Emily, has a 10-year-old son named Ryker. Ryker, who loves cats, was very excited to get his new lunchbox. Unfortunately because of its colors, or because it has cats, or both he was teased about it by other boys in his class. He even wanted to stop taking his lunch so he wouldn’t be teased about it any longer,” Pendragon wrote on his Facebook wall.

So, the kind uncle decided to prove a point, buying the same lunchbox and bringing it to work. And it sure worked! Once Pendragon shared the image of him and the lunchbox at work, the Internet went crazy, with 148k likes and over 60k shares on Facebook, people found a way to encourage Ryker and other young boys to be themselves. Strangers started buying the same or similar lunchboxes and posting pictures with them to Pendragon’s Facebook, and the best part is that the lunchboxes managed to get sold-out twice after the post went viral.

Scroll down to see what Pendragon has to say about bullies, and tell us what you think it in the comments!

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Meet Ryker, a 10-year-old boy who was recently bullied in school because of his colorful lunchbox

Image source: Emily Fowler

So, his uncle David Pendragon thought of a genius way to defend him

Image source: David Pendragon

He decided to order the exact same lunchbox and bring it to work, proving that boys can like whatever they want

Image source: David Pendragon

People loved Pendragon’s post so much they decided to buy the same or similar lunchboxes and bring them to work, currently, they’ve been sold out twice


Others also encouraged Ryker to ignore bullies and praised his older cousin for being so supportive