It’s gotta be a really tough thing when you find out that your child is a bully.
No parent wants to hear that kind of news…and every parent is going to handle it in a different way.
And all you parents out there might want to take note of what a father from South Carolina named Randy Smalls did when he found out his daughter was bullying a seventh-grade girl named Ryan Reese.
Smalls was bullied when he was a kid so he decided to teach his daughter a HUGE lesson. He took the money he was going to spend on her and instead took Ryan on a shopping spree and to get a makeover.
Smalls also paid for Ryan to go to the beauty salon twice a month until the end of the year.
13-year-old Ryan said about the gesture from Smalls, “I wasn’t expecting it. I just started to cry. It (the bullying) was really sad for me because I had lost my grandpa, father, and aunt, and it really took me deep down in my depression.”
As for his part, Randy Smalls said, “I didn’t expect for this to get big but I’m glad if other parents can learn from it. My daughter learned her lesson.”
Check out the full segment where everyone involved appeared on the TV show Strahan, Sara & Keke.
Good on this dad!
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