American Boy Protected From Bullying By Older Classmates

First-grade boy protected by older students from bullying.

The second most popular microblog post on Sina Weibo yesterday (the first was about popular Chinese variety show Happy Camp)…

From Sina Weibo:

@英国报姐: A first grade boy who was bullied and made fun of by his schoolmates got the protection of 45 upper older schoolmates…

"This child is named Danny, and he's in the first grade this year. Because of a speech impairment resulting from a brain hemorrhage not long after he was born and him often wearing a suit and tie, he has become a target of bullying and ridicule by some classmates."

“This child is named Danny, and he’s in the first grade this year. Because of a speech impairment resulting from a brain hemorrhage not long after he was born and him often wearing a suit and tie, he has become a target of bullying and ridicule by some classmates.”

"Several fifth grade older schoolmates learned of this and then organized 45 people to dress like Danny, to protect and support him."

“Several fifth grade older schoolmates learned of this and then organized 45 people to dress like Danny, to protect and support him.”

"While being interviewed, one older schoolmate said: 'We saw that there were people bullying our younger schoolmate and we won't stand for it. We all love our younger schoolmate, so we should stand forward to protect him.' As he said this, he became emotional and shed tears."

“While being interviewed, one older schoolmate said: ‘We saw that there were people bullying our younger schoolmate and we won’t stand for it. We all love our younger schoolmate, so we should stand forward to protect him.’ As he said this, he became emotional and shed tears.”

"Danny's parents also say that Danny cried for a long long time that night before bed. Concerned, his mother had also asked him what was wrong, and he said he felt really blessed/happy to be so taken care of and loved."

“Danny’s parents also say that Danny cried for a long long time that night before bed. Concerned, his mother had also asked him what was wrong, and he said he felt really blessed/happy to be so taken care of and loved.”

"Even the girls at school feel what the older schoolmates did was especially good, and very touching."

“Even the girls at school feel what the older schoolmates did was especially good, and very touching.”

"Danny now feels especially happy, because there are 45 older brothers protecting and supporting him."

“Danny now feels especially happy, because there are 45 older brothers protecting and supporting him.”

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Note: This story is actually from 2013 late November.

Comments from Sina Weibo:

刘骜:

When I was in third grade, I was beaten up by a group of first graders, and in the end, it was a girl in my class who stepped forward to help me by chasing them away.

夜墨菌:

May I trouble people to stop making mocking or sarcastic jokes underneath warm [touching] microblog posts like this in the future? It’s really annoying.

呼风唤雨的Jewelry:

A person’s childhood is very important in shaping their personality. Look, right now, he has gotten a small bit of concern/compassion. When he grows up, he will magnify this small bit of concern/compassion that he originally received. We should all think about what role we play in other people’s lives.

不99说88:

Why does it feel like the one wearing red in the animated gif is the main character [of this story]? [黑线]

红烧茄子鸭:

All kind-hearted boys.

文壹路222號:

Other people’s older schoolmates.

生姜学长:

So it isn’t just me who thinks the one in red is pretending to be cool!

清明时节雨中归人:

Such a positive story and there are still people sneering [making negative jokes], are you people still human? [哼]

_Alzheimer:

I’m reminded of when I was small, when once I went out to play with my deaf little brother and then heard two brats behind us laughing at him wearing his hearing aid. I immediately became furious, had my little brother first go home, and then dragged those two kids to a corner of the school where I beat them up. Although I was an older student bullying younger students, it was still satisfying. [呵呵]

一起来吃茶叶蛋:

Every time I see something that is really touching, the comments will always have some comments by silly cunts. [拜拜]

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  • Rick in China

    We had some kids like this in our high-school, there were some mentally disabled kids who nobody bullied, anyone who did got massive punishment. I don’t know if China allows integration into normal school for special-ed kids or not, I’m guessing not.. in fact, it’s very rare I see any special ed people in public whatsoever.

  • If i remember correctly, the kid in the red sweater is actually the brother of the kid that is being bullied. This is some pretty old news that China just found out about :D

  • Amused

    This is just fucking awesome wherever it happens. Does make one wonder about the direction the site is taking by 1st reporting the “Damien-Omen” Chinese kid last time and now these little angel American kids…. Not saying there aren’t any great American children out there, but this really wasn’t what I experienced when I went through the US public education system. Or the private one either. Ehhh, maybe times have changed and for the better.

    • AbC

      Not what I experienced either throughout both primary and secondary schools. But it’s generally both extremes that get reported, whether it’s extremely cruel or extremely heart warming.

      The more recent news of the kind hearted firefighters in Texas made my eyes water. But again, only appeared on the news because it’s a rarity and not what you generally expect.

  • JayJay

    The only bullies in Chinese schools are the teachers.

  • Why would this story be “The second most popular microblog post on Sina Weibo?
    I wonder what the catalyst was that brought it to life almost 10 months later?

  • Guang Xiang

    ah the good ol’ days of maintaining a safe profile with class bullies. i suspect proliferation of social media plays a part in this change of attitude.

  • icup

    intimidation in numbers and size… isn’t that the same as most bullies?

    people should teach him how to stand up for himself rather than baby him. get him into sports (or martial arts) and mold that toughness into him.

    • David

      I think stopping the bullying is a more positive immediate solution.

  • SongYii

    An absolutely meaningless fluff story. Local news broadcast filler.

  • Henry C

    Since so many of the translated comments are criticizing the sarcastic comments, it would be helpful to see what some of the sarcastic comments are.

  • Mark

    Where are all the comments that people are talking about? People commenting on negative jokes…what negative jokes?

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