From Huffington Post
Bikers may have a tough reputation, but what these guys did for a child who was bullied was simply sweet.
A 5-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose identity has not been revealed, was reportedly assaulted on the way back from school. After being told about the incident, the Punishers, a motorcycle club, surprised the girl who has a mental disability late last month in an effort to make her feel empowered, according to KRQE.
“We rounded up all the bikes and we rode over to the little girl’s house and said ‘hi,’” Aaron Holmes, a member of the Punishers, told KRQE of the interaction.
The motorcycle group, whose members include those in law enforcement, EMS personnel and firefighters, were asked to speak to the girl, who had been jumped by some neighborhood kids and beaten up, according to the outlet. They teamed up with local defense group Shockwave to surprise the 5-year-old. When they showed up to her house, they assured her that they’d have her back.
“We told her that we are always there for her no matter what,” Norman Gonzalez, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Punishers, told KRQE.
Sometimes, bullying victims get the last laugh. Last year, a middle school cheerleader Desiree Andrews who has Down syndrome, was bullied by some people in the stands. The basketball players decided to stick up for her, and walked off the court during a time out to address the bullies, Kenosha News reported.
In another show of moving support, a prom queen came to the rescue of her friend that was bullied. Last fall, Lillian Skinner, who was a student at a North Texas high school, was bullied and told she had been nominated for homecoming court even though she hadn’t been. So her friend, Anahi Alvarez, who had been named homecoming queen, gave Skinner the crown, local news station KTVT reported.
The bikers I have met have all been really nice to me…..showing me more respect than some other groups I have come across. I have no doubt that if I needed their help…they would respond and do anything they needed to do to make that happen.
These types of stories give me hope that my son will be able to grow up in a nicer , kinder world…..