People around the world, including celebrities, have rallied behind a 9-year-old Quaden Bayles after a video of his intense pain over being bullied went viral. He was bullied at school for his dwarfism.
Yarraka Bayles, Quaden’s mom, posted a clip of her son crying uncontrollably in which he says he wants to end his life. “This is what bullying does,” she said in the video. “Can you please educate your children, your families, your friends?”
The heartbreaking video has been viewed by millions of people all over the world, which has also triggered an outpouring of love and support for the young lad.
An Aussie mum's strong message about bullying has gone viral and is breaking people's hearts. pic.twitter.com/RBmLUBxtQf
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) February 20, 2020
Celebrities including actor Hugh Jackman and comedian Brad Williams have spoken out, while parents in other countries have shared video messages from their children.
Jackman told Quaden “you are stronger than you know, mate” and called on everyone to “be kind”.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 20, 2020
UPDATE! I’ve spoken to Quaden’s mother and sent a video message to him. I’m going to be setting up a GoFundMe very soon to bring Quaden and his Mom out on a trip to @Disneyland. Thank you to the fans that made the hookup. Let’s show Quaden how amazing he is!
— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) February 20, 2020
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) February 20, 2020
— Games With Wolves (@Guideon_X) February 21, 2020
— Daniel Box 🏴 🇦🇺 (@DanielBox87) February 21, 2020