Video of the Boy with Dwarfism Sobbing after being Bullied Goes Viral

Video of a 9-year-old boy with dwarfism sobbing and saying he wants to die after being bullied has gone viral on social media.

Boy with Dwarfism
Image captured from the video

Recently, Quaden, 9 years old, was born with Achondroplasia, a form of Dwarfism. His mother, Yarraka Bayles, decided to share the video online to raise awareness about the effects of bullying.  

The mother of the bullied boy revealed the impact of bullying on her young son this week by posting a heartbreaking video of the boy sobbing and threatening to kill himself after an incident at his school.

Boy with Dwarfism
Image captured from the video

According to the report of Daily Mail, the boy’s mother said in a live video posted to Facebook on Tuesday, “This is what bullying does.” “I’ve just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people to know — parents, educators, teachers — this is the effect that bullying has,” said Yarraka Bayles.

Bayles said that when she arrived at school she witnessed female students patting him on the head like a puppy and making comments about his height.

“She was patting him on the head like a little puppy. My daughter and I looked at each other and we made signals to him to ask if you are right, and he was like ‘no’ and he was looking at me horrified, like ‘don’t make a scene mum,'” she continued.  

In the video, her son Quaden is seen sobbing while sitting in a car after the alleged bullying incident. As she speaks from behind the camera, the little boy interjects, “Give me a knife, I’m going to kill myself” as he sobs.

This is the impacts of bullying! I seriously don’t know what else to do! 😭

Posted by Yarraka Bayles on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The mother explained that she shared the video online because the bullying is constant and Quaden has attempted to end his life several times. 

Bayles doesn’t place any blame on the child involved or the school, saying they have ‘amazing support’ systems in place, but these compounding incidents have finally taken their toll. She is calling for more action to prevent further instances of bullying.

She ended the video explaining that more needs to be done in regard to disability awareness and education. She says a regular induction for new children, a school-wide address or even workshops to raise awareness about children living with a disability

The video, which has so far received over 16 million views, attracted thousands of positive comments. Others have set out to do something kind for the young boy, as well as others suffering from bullying. 

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