Most parents do everything they can to make sure their kids are healthy and happy — so seeing their little one sad must be most parents’ worst nightmare.
Put yourself in the shoes of a mom or dad in this situation: Out of the blue, your child asks “What’s wrong with me?”
That was exactly what happened to mother Lauren Russell after her 3-year-old son was bullied and called “ugly” on the bus just because of his red hair.
The heartbreaking event prompted Lauren to write a Facebook post that she asks everyone to read and share. Hopefully, we can all do our part to put a stop bullying once and for all.
Read Lauren’s powerful post below and don’t hesitate to share it with everyone you know. All children are beautiful and no one should ever make them believe anything else!
”Today my heart broke in two. Whilst travelling on a public bus number 12 I witnessed such cruel behaviour towards my 3 year old son from a very narrow minded boy who couldn’t be much older than 13.
Unfortunately this hasn’t been the first time and I know it won’t be the last.
He’s been targeted by people of all ages.
And what for? Because he has ginger hair.
My beautiful boy was told social services should have taken him away because his hair colour is disgusting.
The boy then turned to his friend and said if he ever had a ginger child he would kill it.
Now my little boy is only 3 and was left very confused. I feel devastated as I too have ginger hair and [know] all too well what it’s like to grow up being singled out/ the target of such bullies.
He hasn’t stopped asking me why people don’t like his hair.
He asked me if I could change it for him so people will like it.
He asked me if he could be like his brother who doesn’t have ginger hair.
I can feel my heart breaking every time he asks me. My little boy looks so sad and I want to make it better.
The reason I am trying to go public with this is because I know these cruel bullies are in the minority. I want to show my little boy that there is more good in this world than bad.
There are kind and caring non judgmental people who won’t ever single him out.
I ask you all to please share this and show my boy how beautiful he is.
I want to show him the good in this world with the power of Facebook.
It isn’t okay to bully somebody for their hair colour, not now. Not ever. Thank you.”
All children are beautiful and no one should ever make them believe anything else! Please share if you agree.