Posted by Jake (other posts) on March 13, 2017 at 16:21:41 Previous Next
It’s a moment every parent dreads: the day their child comes home from school in tears, explaining that a student at school bullied them.
That’s exactly what happened to 9-year-old Bodi Irvine from Gilbert, Arizona, last week.
When the young boy’s father, Isaac, heard what happened, he was furious -- but he also used it as an opportunity to teach his son, and other children like him, an important lesson. Now his message is going viral.
“You got bullied today, huh?” Isaac asked his son in a Facebook video, which has been viewed nearly 60,000 times. “What happened? You want to talk about it?”
Talking to my son about getting bullied about his long hair. I'm going to read him the comments.
Posted by Isaac Irvine on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The third-grader explained that two boys made fun of his long hair. Isaac told CBS News both of his identical twin boys, Adin and Bodi, decided last year that they wanted to grow out their blonde hair to donate to kids with cancer. Their hair needs to be at least 10 inches long before they can donate.
“And some kids came by and said you look like a girl?” Isaac asked in the video.
“Yeah,” Bodi said. “It made me feel sad.”
Bullying can happen to anyone, Irvine told Bodi, explaining that he’s been made fun of over the years because of his tattoos. Bodi told his dad he let the boys’ hurtful comments “roll off his back.”
“That’s a good thing,” Isaac said. “I’m glad you didn’t get angry.”
“I think being different is a good thing,” said Bodi, as the video ended. “It means you think different than other people.”