Viral video prompts support for bullied Australian boy

Australia, Quaden Bayles

A video posted by the mother of a boy who was being bullied at school has gone viral, and prompted an outpouring of support for the nine-year-old

Australia, Quaden Bayles

21.2.2020

A video posted by the mother of a boy who was being bullied at school has gone viral, and prompted an outpouring of support for the nine-year-old

An Australia n boy with dwarfism who was bullied to the point he wanted to take his own life has received a deluge of celebrity messages and donations for a trip to Disneyland.

An Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied to the point he wanted to take his own life has received a deluge of celebrity messages and donations for a trip to Disneyland. A video of nine-year-old Quaden Bayles uploaded to Facebook by his mother showed him crying and repeatedly saying he wanted to die after being bullied at school. The clip had been watched more than 16 million times by this morning and his mother, Yarraka Bayles, said she was sharing it to raise awareness of the impact bullying was having on her son. "I've got a son that is suicidal almost every single day," she says in the footage. She said she had just picked her son up from school and witnessed a bullying incident. She said she wanted parents and teachers to know what the effects of bullying are as Quaden cries and says he wants to take his own life. Support for Quaden built as the video spread online, and a GoFundMe page started by US comedian Brad Williams had raised over $150,000 to give him a trip to Disneyland in California. I just heard from @FijiAirways. They let me know that they are DONATING plane tickets so Quaden and his Mom can get to Disneyland. Thank you @FijiAirways! I can't stop crying. I promise I will make sure every penny goes to a good cause! https://t.co/vGLHQXzO0K — Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 21, 2020 "This isn't just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren't good enough," Mr Williams, who was also born with achondroplasia - the most common type of dwarfism - wrote on the fundraiser page. This makes me sick. I've been trying to get in touch with this family. If any of my Austrialian fans know this family. Please tell this wonderful boy that he has me and an army of friends all over the world that support him. https://t.co/C860H7kfkS — Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020 Mr Williams said extra funds would be given to anti-bullying charities. Australian actor Hugh Jackman and NBA player Enes Kanter were among the hundreds of thousands posting support for Bayles. "Quaden you are stronger than you know, mate. And no matter what, you have a friend in me," Jackman said in a video posted to his Twitter account. Quaden - you've got a friend in me. #BeKind @LokelaniHiga https://t.co/8dr3j2z8Sy pic.twitter.com/jyqtZYC953 — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 20, 2020 Bayles will also lead the Indigenous All-Stars out onto the field in their rugby league clash with the Maori All Stars in Queensland on Saturday. The Indigenous #NRLAllStars are behind you Quaden! 👊🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/52RLy8SrSd — NRL (@NRL) February 20, 2020 Read more: RTÉ News

Money making scam and it’s worked. Jaysus, the haters are out in force on this thread. Lads, we know you're pissed off that you got less than 1% in the election but come on, this is about bullying. It's not about abortion, or LGBTs or immigration. This is so heartbreaking, the poor boy+his family, if society teaches people it's OK to abort unborn babies with disabilities then we should expect more of this kind of bullying from society, you just have to see the comments to realise this

Out of all the horrible shit that goes on out there I think kids been bullied or kids feeling like that young lad felt is one the worst things possible its vile and disgusting That video is heartbreaking 💔 Such a cool little guy. Great to him happy with a smile on his face. Hopefully it stays that way.

Video was heartbreaking, he's gaining a lot of support from all over the world Dwarfism can be detected in the womb through prenatal testing during the 3rd trimester. If the parents aborted him, like they should have done, then this wouldn't have happened. I was bullied for being disabled. There were meetings which did nothing. It didn’t stop until I did transition year & bully didn’t. He’d steal my crutches + books & call me names. I got depressed. wanted to leave. School only showed him care (a muslim)to avoid being called racist

I was bullied for being disabled.There were meetings which did nothing. It didn’t stop until I did transition year & bully didn’t.He’d steal my crutches + books & call me names. I got very depressed, wanted to leave.mSchool only support him (a muslim) to avoid being called racist Seen it yesterday, heartbreaking. Some disgusting fckers around teaching kids that ppl with disabilities ain't equal in life.... but then again we let ppl kill preborn babies with disabilities solely because they have disabilities..... legislators send mixed messages to public

You’re loved by thousands all around the world take care 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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And for €3 a month,you can help him buy a dinghy to get to your shores and look after him over your own! I watched this video last night. Absolutely devastating to watch. Poor kid

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'My friend's girlfriend is a bully - and now I've had a falling out with him'Q I'm struggling and upset as my friend and I aren't on good terms. He's going out with this girl who was a friend, I thought, but she was never nice to me and is still a bully to this day.

Dublin City Council considers banning cars from two city centre streets on trial basisThe move has been supported by Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan An old stock photo not very current , not up to the examiner standard .. 10 euro for a city tour Need more of this The 'Irish Parking Association' are against it, real shocker!

'Bookseller to the Stars': Chapters Bookstore Dublin inadvertently launch parody sketch seriesThe Dublin independent bookstore were 'definitely' surprised by the reaction to the video. My fave dub bookshop

Teenage girl dies and two teenage boys critical following collision in CorkA TEENAGE girl has died and two teenage boys have been left critically injured following a single vehicle in collision in Co Cork last night. The incident occurred on Harbour View Road, Knocknaheen…



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