A young boy who was bullied has received a gift from kind strangers after he was seen knocking on doors hoping to make a friend.
In the viral video, Shayden Walker can be seen waiting outside the house of his neighbor, Brendan Ray, who opened the door and greeted him.
The young boy nervously said: “Hi. I just wanted to see if you knew any kids around like, 11 or 12, maybe, because I need some friends. Like, really bad.”
Ray then pointed at a house where a few kids his age live. However, Shayden responded: “Well, umm, they’re not my friends anymore because they’re bullies to me.”
The young boy then asked Ray if he has any children and when he told him that he has a toddler, his face suddenly lighted up.
“That’s great. I actually… I love two-year-olds, to be honest. They’re just the most cutest things I’ve ever known,” Shayden said, adding that he ‘used to have’ a 2-year-old sister.
The boy then told his name to the neighbor and Ray said that he would greet him when he sees him around.
“You have a good day,” the polite boy said while walking away.
The video has been viewed more than 62 million times and received more than 10 million likes, with many people praising the boy for being brave.
One person commented: “What a sweet boy!! I hope he finds friends. He’s so brave.”
A third said: “He is like my younger brother. I hope he finds some true friends and that he doesn’t continue to get bullied, no one should get bullied.”
Someone else added: “How brave of him omg he’s so nice.”
Shayden’s neighbors were touched by the story that they created a GoFundMe page to help support him and his family and also to help get him amusement park tickets, a gaming system, and new clothes.
In just a few days, more than $37,000 has been raised.
“We decided to turn off donations while we coordinate with his family, but all funds will stay in the GoFundMe account until then. We’ll keep you updated along the way. Thank you! #kindnessmatters,” the page reads.
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