Do you need to feel all warm and fuzzy inside? For all the griping and moaning most people do about "the youth of today," occasionally you find a story like this.
On the first day of school, a new student was bullied and mocked for wearing a pink shirt. Ten bullies called him gay and threatened to beat him up.
The next day, Grade 12 students David Shepherd and Travis Price decided something had to be done about bullying.
"It’s my last year. I’ve stood around too long and I wanted to do something," said David.
They used the Internet to encourage people to wear pink and bought 75 pink tank tops for male students to wear. They handed out the shirts in the lobby before class last Friday — even the bullied student had one.
"I made sure there was a shirt for him," David said.
When the bullied student put on his pink shirt Friday and saw all the other pink in the lobby, "he was all smiles. It was like a big weight had been lifted off is shoulder," David said. No one at the school would reveal the student’s name.
Dan Savage has an excellent post calling for his readers to donate to buy the kids something nice.