Bullied Sister Surprised By Big Time Rush After Brother’s Letter To Santa Goes Viral
An 8 year old boy who asked Santa to stop the bullies from teasing his sister, may not have heard from the big man in the red suit, but he did hear from his sister’s favorite band, Big Time Rush. In Ryan Suffern’s letter that went viral, he also asked if the band could play at his sister Amber’s birthday party. They did one better than that. Big Time Rush surprised the Suffern family and serenaded Amber.
Amber is picked on a lot at school and tells Good Morning America, the kids call her ‘fat, stupid, ugly and hideous.’ Despite the hateful words, she says ‘I don’t really believe them.’
Ryan wishes the kids would pick on him instead. Amber tells him ‘you don’t have to do that.’ ‘Yes I do‘ he immediately replies.
Christmas may be months away, but it sounds like it came early for the Suffern family, who will be Big Time Rush’s special guests at their concert in New York City this weekend. Take that bullies!
— Karen Lynn Suffern (@CosmicBrownEyes) September 14, 2013
Karen Suffern plans to talk with teachers at the school. A family friend, who was also touched by Ryan’s letter she made a video.
Bullying has become a focus on school campuses around the nation and the middle and high school students at Madison-Oneida BOCES are taking a pro-active approach in promoting the anti-bullying, pro-acceptance message. The kids recently teamed up with successful Broadway producer Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso and recording artist NateKid to record a video on the campus in Verona.