Most people will tell you that getting a period isn’t always convenient.
Depending on what a person is wearing, leaks can appear. While there’s nothing wrong with this completely normal bodily function, for teenagers it can be particularly uncomfortable.
Most of the time, embarrassing period stories normally revolve around a person being the subject of unfair ridicule.
It’s certainly rare that teenage boys come to the rescue in tales of awkward periods. But as a recent Reddit post revealed, it does happen.
When a male classmate noticed his female peer’s stain on the bus, he did the humane thing. Here's what he did:
My daughter started her period on the bus ride home today. A boy a year older than her...that she doesn't really know...pulled her aside and whispered in her ear that she had a stain on the back of her pants and gave her his sweater to tie around her waist so she could walk off the bus. She said she was kind of embarrassed and originally said it's okay, but the boy insisted and told her 'I have sisters, it's all good!' If you are this boy's mom, I want to say thank you and that you are raising him right!! We hear so many bad things about today's youth and I wanted to share something positive!
People on Reddit were happy to hear about such a positive exchange.
This story is a classic example of why it’s important to teach kids to look beyond gender lines and treat each other with compassion and respect. Parents of the world: take note.