Band of broth­ers

Tear-jerk­ing video of el­e­men­tary school foot­ball team stick­ing up for bul­lied wa­ter boy goes vi­ral.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

IF this doesn’t melt your heart, we don’t know what will.

An el­e­men­tary school foot­ball team from Bridge­wa­ter, Mas­sachusetts, in the United States, has been mak­ing head­lines on the In­ter­net af­ter ap­pear­ing on a WCVB news piece on YouTube, stand­ing up for the team’s wa­ter boy.

The six-year-old wa­ter boy, Danny Keefe, has a speech im­ped­i­ment caused by a brain hem­or­rhage af­ter he was born. It made him a tar­get of bul­lies at school.

Those in the team, how­ever, were not putting up with it. They all showed up in school one day wear­ing suits and ties, just like Danny would ev­ery day.

“We heard that Danny was get­ting picked on, so we thought we all would have a day when we would dress up like Danny, to show Danny that we love him very much,” said one of the stu­dents, who started chok­ing up.

Danny him­self doesn’t say much in the video, apart from telling a news re­porter that it was the sec­ond hap­pi­est day of his life – sec­ond only to the day he left the hos­pi­tal. The mo­ral of the story? If a group of el­e­men­tary school kids can stand up to bul­lies the right way, then so can the rest of us.

A link to the video has been posted on the R.AGE Face­book page. You can also watch it by iSnap-ing this page.

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