Bullying is an unfortunate reality for many children. Despite the efforts of many anti-bullying organizations, it continues to happen all over the world. Luckily, though, there are good support systems out there for kids who deal with bullying. One 7-year-old girl in Toledo, Ohio, has been getting help dealing with bullying from a very unlikely support system.
Little Audriana Reynolds has been bullied at school for a while now, and her mom Alexandria felt compelled to step in and do something. Audriana loves riding her dirt bike more than anything, so her mom thought of a good way to help her out. She contacted “The Punishers,” a local motorcycle club made up of former law enforcement and first responders, to see if they could help in any way. While the club may sound menacing, the men are sweethearts. “The first thing we thought of was trying to help her in any way we could,” said Daniel Bushey, President of The Punishers. “We got her a vest, we told her to think of us like her uncles, that she’s part of her family now, and if she needs anything to just let us know.” The group surprised her with a ride to school on a motorcycle. They hope that “giving her a ride to school will help turn things around for her.”
“We were just trying to uplift her spirits and let her know that not everybody’s mean, and there are plenty of nice people in the world,” said Alexandria. “And the guys have really done a wonderful job of helping us with that.” The Punishers are happy to help kids whenever they can. “Any chance we get, we’ll help kids out in a heartbeat,” said Daniel. We love it!
What do you think of the sweet gesture on The Punishers’ part?