Football team bands together for bullied waterboy

November 24, 2013 0 Comments

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A initially level boy that suffers from a speech impediment got a big surprise whenever members of the Williams Intermediate School sports team inside Bridgewater, Massachusetts banded together to help him following it became recognized the child was being bullied.

Danny Keefe, whom is a waterboy for the fifth level sports team, furthermore wears a jacket, tie plus fedora to his simple school each day.  Danny’s variations allegedly produced him the target of taunting from additional kids.

The Daily Mail has the rest:

So whenever quarterback Tommy Cooney caught wind which Danny was being teased for his speech plus dapper appearance, he jumped into action plus came to school sporting a suit in[sic] tie to show his help for the special-needs boy.
The 11-year-old Cooney furthermore spread the term regarding Danny Appreciation Day amidst his teammates, including Danny’s elder brother, whom instantly accepted the idea. On Wednesday, Cooney plus 44 alternative fifth-graders arrived inside school plus surrounded the dashing 6-year-old Danny, all dressed inside jackets plus ties.
‘This is the number one day ever,’ a beaming Danny exclaimed because the elder kids chanted his name inside the collection.
The first-grader’s dad, Mark Keefe, that is the assistant coach of the Badgers, told the fifth-graders which they ought to be proud of themselves.
Cooney turned psychological when chatting regarding his team’s beloved waterboy, tearfully explaining to the anchors of Fox 25 which the 6-year-old is piece of their ‘band of siblings,’ plus they were not going to allow anybody bully him.

 

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Danny’s mom mentioned which whenever she found her son crying inside bed the additional night, she asked him what was incorrect, reported the Daily Mail. ‘I mentioned, “What’s the matter?” plus he mentioned he felt really liked,’ she recounted. ‘So that’s my wish for him each night…’

Bullying, without a fresh phenomenon, has attracted nationwide media attention following many excellent profile stories inside latest months.

But positive stories of kids supporting every additional are beginning to become more frequent.

Last month, a big group of supporters inside Oregon rallied about a bullied excellent school student after the boy’s aunt posted a content about Facebook.  In the finish, the alleged bully apologized as well as the 2 guys even high-fived 1 another.

And inside September, a child’s letter to Santa asking for him to aid place an end to the bullying his twin sister was enduring went viral online.  “I prayed which they usually stop however, god is bisy plus requires the help,” the boy wrote inside the letter. “Is it up against the rules to provide present early?”

h/t MyFOXBoston plus Daily Mail

(Featured image credit: MyFOXBoston video)

   





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