Thursday, September 13, 2007

My New Heroes


So school started up in Nova Scotia recently. This is significant why, you ask? Since I don't actually live in Nova Scotia? Well, I read on the 'Net about these two seniors who did something so wonderful it almost brought me to tears.

Seems a young man (9th grader) showed up on the first day of school wearing a pink shirt. Several other students took offense and began harassing him, threatening to beat him up. The two young men in the picture above decided they weren't going to stand by and let that happen. The next day, they showed up at school with 75 pink tank tops for their male classmates to wear in solidarity with the bullied boy. Combined with internet organizing the night before, they estimate that half the student body wore pink that day.
Read the story. It's great. Way to go, Travis and David!

3 comments:

m-dith said...

That's great! Thanks for posting this. It's a serious pick-me-up to see humans doing something good like Travis and David are, instead of all the hateful and hurtful headlines that I usually see.

Stacy~ said...

Wow that's a great thing for those boys to do. WTG Travis & David for turning a negative into a positive.

N.J.Walters said...

Now that is a very cool story!