Father Approaches Son’s Bully With Compassion, Discovers His Family Is Homeless
A Houston father decided to get to the root of a child’s decision to bully his son.
According to ABC13, Aubrey Fontenot was initially angry when he learned that his 8-year-old son Jordan was being taunted by a classmate named Tamarian. Instead of trying to turn two wrongs into a right, Fontenot decided to handle the situation on his own unique terms.
The tattoo artist obtained permission from Tamarion’s family to take the young boy shopping. During this time, he talked to the youngster to find out why he was mistreating his son. Fontenot then discovered that Tamarian’s family is currently battling homelessness and can’t afford to give the young student new clothes or supplies.
“I came with the energy that he was ready to receive,” Fontenot told ABC13. “Because a lot of times, just because you want to talk to me doesn’t mean I want to talk to you. But I think he just wanted; he was ready to talk to me. He knew that I cared. He saw it in my eyes.”
Not only are the two boys friends now, but Fontenot also started a GoFundMe for the boy’s family to find adequate shelter. Since the initial posting on Oct. 18, Fontenot has raised over $24,310.
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I was definitely trynna hold back tears at this moment .. can’t explain the feeling man .. simply amazing .. the recognition. The inspiration. The change.. I’m glad that I was able to show people a different side of me for those who don’t know me well .. but for this that know me .. knows this was nothing new .. and it’s GODS PLAN .. tag somebody who can really help .. follow my Twitter so you see the gofundme link @illuminaubrey_ it’s on the viral Video just look … and let’s do this for both the boys as a community ✊✊✊ plant the seed and watch it grow I feel you GOD. I hear you
spent 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 “why?” .. just to find out that his family is currently homeless♥️✊I had to do Something pic.twitter.com/IY29lgChqY
— TattooArtistAubrey (@illuminaubrey_) October 17, 2018