Father Spends Time With Son’s School Bully And Has A Change Of Heart–Now We’re Crying

A Houston father stepped in to stop his son from being bullied and the way he solved the problem is a genuine tearjerker.  

When Aubrey Fontenot decided to get to the bottom of why his son Jordan was being bullied, the answers he found surprised him, moving him to take an unexpected course of action. Not only did he discover that the bully was also being bullied, but he found out it was because of the kid’s tattered clothes due to his family being homeless.

And what happened next was where things got interesting.

Aubrey explains in his own words how he decided to handle the situation:

“… 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.. .. 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 .. 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. …”

Fontenot shared the story in a series of tweets:

Commenters were moved by Aubrey’s willingness to help:

Twitter users speculated about the positive influence the father’s actions might have on Tamarion’s life:

Of course the thread wasn’t 100% joke-free:

If you’d like to help Tamarion and his family get back on their feet, you can donate via the GoFundMe page Aubrey created for them. At the time of this writing, the family has far surpassed their goal. 

H/T: KHOU 11, Twitter