I told my mom, I got it from Star Wars, that it’s not the Jedi way.
According to Aiden, the incident which occurred just days into the new school year, came about after the bully took his backpack, which resulted in Aiden being pushed against a wall and cutting his face open.
In response, his mother called for an end to bullying and explained why her son chose not to use violence as a way of solving the problem.
On Facebook, she wrote:
For those telling me I should tell my son to FIGHT BACK OR Hurt the kid [sic] we’re not those kinds of people.
I don’t need to fight with fists to prove a point. My son is incredibly gifted and that’s all I have to teach him to embrace he will be someone one day trust and believe! #StopBullying.
The post about the bullying and Aiden's act of defiance has since gone viral and has been shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook.
It even garnered a response from the most famous Jedi of all, Luke Skywalker - aka Mark Hamill - who offered his support to the Star Wars fan on Twitter.
SHOUT OUT to Aiden Vazquez for his courage & wisdom in the face of adversity. I'm so proud of you for showing that… https://t.co/rcCEpf049t