A mum from Brisbane, Australia, shared a heartbreaking video of her son crying and saying he wants to die after being bullied at school yet again.
Yarraka Bayles shared the emotional video of her son crying hysterically after school on Facebook.
In the video, Quaden, 9, who was born with Achondroplasia, a form of Dwarfism, is seen in anguish as he describes how he plans to take his life.
“I’ve just picked up my son from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people [to] know, parents, educators teachers, this is the effects that bullying has, this is what bullying does,” Bayles states in the video.
Bayles told SBS that she arrived at school to find female students “patting him on the head like a puppy” and making comments about his height.
“She was patting him on the head like a little puppy. My daughter and I looked at each other and we made signals to him to ask if you are right, and he was like ‘no’ and he was looking at me horrified, like ‘don’t make a scene mum’.
“You could tell he was very uncomfortable but he was so good at trying to shrug things off, he doesn’t want people to know how much it’s affecting him, he’s so strong and confident but it’s times like these when you just see him crumble. It was just heartbreaking to watch, it made me feel helpless.” She added
She explained that she shared the video online because the bullying is constant and Quaden has attempted suicide several times.
Celebrities like Hugh Jackman,Dean Morgan pledge their support to the boy after seeing the sad video posted by his mom.
“Quaden – You are stronger than you know.” The “X-Men” star told him in a video, “and no matter what, you’ve got a friend in me.”
“Everyone, let’s please be kind to each other. Bullying is not okay, period. Life is hard enough. Let’s just remember: every person in front of us is facing some kind of battle, so let’s just be kind.”
“The Walking Dead” villain meanwhile was also moved to respond immediately.
“What I want you to know is that you have friends — me included. I am your buddy,” he said in a video. “You haven’t met me yet, but we’ll see if we can change that. Maybe your mom can DM me.”
“You have a bunch of friends out here, out in the world that you haven’t met yet. We’re here, we got your back. You need to know that. It’ll get better.”
He said that as a dad of a nine-year-old, he knew first hand that kids “can be horrible.”
“And that’s because their parents aren’t doing their job,” he said. “It’s gonna be better. It’s gonna get better, sorry, it’ll get better, I promise it will. You hang in there, alright? DM me!”
A GoFundMe to send Quaden and his mom to Disneyland has already soared past its goal of $10k to hit $34K and counting, with any leftover money pledged to anti-bullying campaigns.