Sometimes the internet really is wonderful.
This is US comedian Brad Williams and he’s what we’d call a legend over here.
He recently heard about Quaden Bayles, a young boy with dwarfism who’s been bullied relentlessly at school, to the point where he wanted to take his own life.
So Brad, who also has dwarfism, started a GoFundMe page to send Quaden and his mum to Disneyland in California.
“I’m setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated, and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy.”
In less than 24 hours, Brad managed to raise over $70,000 from thousands of kind-hearted people around the world. The tally is now over $140,000.
In an Insta post, Brad explains that the leftover money, after Quaden goes to Disneyland, will be donated to anti-bullying charities.
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There is good in the world! A 9 year old boy with dwarfism named Quaden was being mercilessly bullied at school. After a particularly horrible day, Quaden was in hysterics. His mother taped him crying, saying he wanted a knife to kill himself, and put it on the internet to show people the effects of bullying. This story struck a nerve with me. So I started a GoFundMe to fly Quaden and his mother to America and send them to Disneyland. I set the goal at 10k, as of now we have 18.5k raised! I love all of you. Quaden loves you. We stood up to bullying! Any money leftover after he goes to Disney will be donated to anti-bullying/anti-abuse charities. Thank you so much for your generosity and showing a child there is love in the world. #EndBullying Here is the link to the GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-send-a-wonderful-kid-to-disneyland