Reposted from a story in the The Huffington Post By Kimberly Yam
Bikers may have a tough reputation, but what these guys did for a child who was bullied was simply sweet.
A 5-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose identity has not been revealed, was reportedly assaulted on the way back from school. After being told about the incident, the Punishers, a motorcycle club, surprised the girl who has a mental disability late last month in an effort to make her feel empowered, according to KRQE.
“We rounded up all the bikes and we rode over to the little girl’s house and said ‘hi,’” Aaron Holmes, a member of the Punishers, told KRQE of the interaction.
The motorcycle group, whose members include those in law enforcement, EMS personnel and firefighters, were asked to speak to the girl, who had been jumped by some neighborhood kids and beaten up, according to the outlet. They teamed up with local defense group Shockwave to surprise the 5-year-old. When they showed up to her house, they assured her that they’d have her back.
“We told her that we are always there for her no matter what,” Norman Gonzalez, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Punishers, told KRQE.
Sometimes, bullying victims get the last laugh. Last year, a middle school cheerleader Desiree Andrews who has Down syndrome, was bullied by some people in the stands. The basketball players decided to stick up for her, and walked off the court during a time out to address the bullies, Kenosha News reported.
In another show of moving support, a prom queen came to the rescue of her friend that was bullied. Last fall, Lillian Skinner, who was a student at a North Texas high school, was bullied and told she had been nominated for homecoming court even though she hadn’t been. So her friend, Anahi Alvarez, who had been named homecoming queen, gave Skinner the crown, local news station KTVT reported.
Mia’s Thoughts- When i was a kid back in the 70’s australia my brother rode with a few outlaw groups including the hells angels, I was born with epilepsy and back then teachers knew jack shit about epilepsy and treated it like a mental illness and they would stand at the frint of the class and tell everyone”the new student has epilepsy, don’t make sudden moves or loud noises around her”
so as you can imagine I was bullied to hell, I was chased home on my push bike many times.
so when it got bad in high school my brother got a half a dozen mates and they rode ride into the carpark next to the bike racks infront of anyone and made a grand biker show with their choppers andleather and the bullies disappeared. yes a lot of bikers are criminals and yes I might not want a daughter dating them. but they don’t stand for petty bullshit like the bullying of the disabled. #livetorride