8-Year-Old Boys Asks Santa to End His Twin’s Bullying
With the holiday season sneaking upon us, single mother, Karen Suffern thought it would be a good idea to get a jump start on some of the fun, festive traditions. So this past weekend she asked her 6-year-old twins to start writing their letters to Santa. But unlike previous letters to St. Nick, this year her son’s list didn’t have any toys on it.
Instead, the little boy asked Santa to put an end to the bullying his twin sister is victim to every day.
Suffern knew something was out-of-the-ordinary with her son’s letter to Santa when he discouraged her from reading it.
“Ryan handed me his and told me not to read it so of course I read it to find out what he wanted,” Suffern told ABCNews.com. “That’s when I realized and thought, ‘Oh, my gosh.’”
Opening the letter, Suffern read, “Dear Santa … I wanted a [remote control] car and helicopter, but I don’t want that any mor. Kid at school are still picking on Amber and its not fair because she doesnt do anything to them…”
He then reveals that getting the bullying to stop is something he has wanted for a long time and wrote, “I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help […] Is it against the rules to give gift early?”
Reading the letter broke Suffern’s heart. She then decided to post it on Facebook so her close friends and family could see it and give her some advice. Little did she know, many of her friends shared the letter with their friends and eventually the letter went viral.
In the aftermath of the letter, a lot has changed for the better. In an interview with ABC News, Suffern shared that things have improved for her daughter. The school moved her to a different bus (where the majority of the bullying was taking place) and now her daughter no longer dreads going to school.
“Today and yesterday she didn’t wake up begging me to let her stay home, so I guess that’s a good sign,” she shared, “I’ve been there and I do not want my daughter going through that.”
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