This man found out his son was being bullied and responded in the most unexpected way


Most parents will have a moment in their lives when they will have to tackle playground bullies making their kids unhappy.

More often than not, a stern talking to with parents can sort out problems, but sometimes it takes a different tactic – as one Houston dad recently found out.

Too often, the cycle of abuse repeats itself. Hurt people deal with their emotions by bullying others. This is why, when Aubrey Fontenot heard his eight-year-old son Jordan was getting bullied by another boy at school named Tamarion, he decided to empathise

After receiving permission from the supposed bully’s family, Fontenot picked up the boy for a drive so they could talk about why he’d been bullying his son. He quickly found out that the bully was lashing out because he'd been mocked by other kids for not having clean clothes because his family were facing financial difficulties.

Fontenot decided to take the young man shopping for some clean clothes.

He said:

We have no clue what these children are going through these days because a lot of us just don’t care. And this is not an uncommon story for a lot of people… so I spent a lot of my day yesterday shopping and teaching this young man about self-respect.

Integrity. Morals. Confidence. And other things that consist of going from a troubled youth to a great man.

Naturally, the internet was full of praise for this progressive approach. If only more stories could end this way.

H/T: Someecards

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