Bullying isn’t anything new. An increasing awareness of the damage caused by bullies, though, has brought the behavioral trend into the light. Parents, like the father in this story, are increasingly stepping in on behalf of their children and confronting the bullies head on. This story, though, has a definite twist.
Aubrey Delinzer, from Houston, heard his son Jordan was being bullied by another boy, Tamarion.
Delinzer got the two boys together and sat them down for a conversation. “Speak your mind, son,” Delinzer says in the video. “This is a meeting. We’re having a meeting.”
What was said is still a mystery. This much is clear. Delinzer learned a lot about Tamarion, including that he was homeless. His family has been living out of a hotel.
The video then cuts to the two boys playing video games.
“I decided to spend some time with my sons school bully yesterday .. just to dig a little deeper on “why?” .. come to find out he was being bullied for not having clean clothes n clean shoes.. ‘I asked “Who? You’re big, who is picking on you?” He said”‘All the other kids, they make fun of me.”‘
Delinzer, upon learning that Tamarion was homeless, took the boy to buy some clothes. He even set up a GoFundMe page for the family.
“I know you guys can’t see exactly how great things are going for the boys .. but he’s been hanging out with us ever since,” he wrote in an update.
“Things really turned out phenomenal.. more than I could ever imagined .. just wanted everybody to know that I appreciate all the love and support from all across the world .. shoutout to you guys .. the boys having a sleep over next weekend […] this is really greater than we imagined.”
Delinzer told reporters that he knew what it was like to be bullied. He’d been bullied when he was a kid.
“It taught me something. I was angry at first, then I said let me try something different,” Delinzer said.
“Once again I asked ‘why?’ .. just to find out that his family had fell on hard times and is currently homeless .. it started to make perfect sense ..,” he wrote.
“We have no clue what these children are going thru these days because a lot of us just don’t care ..and this is not a uncommon story for a lot of people .. so I spent a lot of my day yesterday by shopping and teaching this young man about self respect. Integrity. Morals. Confidence. And other things that consist of going from a troubled youth to a great man.. we all come from different backgrounds but we all share the same goal of success …. I see wayyyyyy too much flexing and twerking .. club s**t n etc.. not enough helping to our black community.. these young kings need us man they really do .. I can’t do it by myself .. .. you call yourself “woke” but are you truly enlightened .. yesterday somebody called me a angel .. honestly I feel it now .. if anybody wants to help this young man my dms are open …”