Jock Stands Up For Nerd Being Bullied, After 4 Years He Learns The Shocking Truth

There's a story that's been circulating around the internet for about 15 years, and it never seems to die. It's an old favorite of many that reminds us of what a difference just a little kindness can make.

According to the story's unnamed narrator, he saw a 'nerdy' young boy carrying a large stack of books home one Friday when he was attacked by a group of bullies. The narrator, a football player and social butterfly, hurried over to help the other boy.

"He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!' There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude," said the narrator.

The boy's name was Kyle. The narrator helped Kyle carry all his books home and the two talked. They were both freshmen but went to different schools. The narrator invited Kyle to hang out and play ball with friends on Saturday, and Kyle accepted the invitation. The two hung out all weekend and quickly became close.

Four years later, the best friends were graduating high school and looking forward to college. Kyle was valedictorian and gave his speech about the importance of friendship. Kyle admitted that he had planned to kill himself that Friday, years ago. He'd been carrying home everything from his locker to spare his mother from having to go clean it out when he encountered the bullies, and the boy who would become his best friend.

"Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person’s life," the narrator concludes.

Whether the story is true, or an internet legend, is irrelevant. The point remains the same—everyone deserves kindness. Sometimes you don’t even realize just how much it might be needed.

Source: Inspire More
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