13 People Share Their Bully Stories After Man Tweeted About How He Was Introduced As ‘The Only Kid Who Didn’t Bully Me’
No one likes to be bullied. And yet, there’s always those cruel kids who like to bully someone different than them. No matter how many times they’re taught that bullying isn’t okay, they do it anyway.
If you were bullied a lot when you were younger, then something probably stands out to you: The people who DIDN’T bully you. You know, the people who were actually nice to you. Those are the ones who get remembered.
Don’t’ believe us? One Twitter user with the handle @j_ryz recently tweeted a bittersweet anecdote about how he ran into someone from high school who introduced him to his girlfriend as “the only kid who didn’t bully me.”
The tweet said:
“Ran into a guy I played football with in high school today. As he’s introducing me to his gf he says, “This is John he was the only popular kid in high school who didn’t bully me. He was actually my friend.” Just a reminder that people never forget how you make them feel.”
It really hit everyone in the feels. So much so that people began to share their bullying stories with him (and, subsequently, the world). And THOSE are hitting us in the feels, too.
Check out a few of our favorites below (and then share yours, if you dare!).
I went to a bar one night with some old friends from high school and one girl was there that I hadn’t seen since graduation. She thanked me for always waiting for her to walk to homeroom with her. I had never really thought about it before, but the little things really do matter
— berrybearhi🍐 (@berrybearhi) October 4, 2020
I’ve actually had ppl message me now 13 years later randomly bc they are alone or lost everyone due to joining the military. They say how bad it was in highschool that they got bullied constantly and ask why I was so nice to them. I’d reply why wouldn’t I be.
— Aurora Sky (@ZefZelf) October 3, 2020
A popular 🏈 player at school was always nice to me. I was often ignored by everyone bcause I wasn’t ‘cool’. But he would tell his 🏈buddies that I was super cool. He really made my senior year tolerable. I will never forget how kind Vincent was to me no questions asked.
— AndreaAlvarado #BlackTRANSLivesMatterTOO (@ThatDandyAndy) October 4, 2020
there was a boy that messaged me a few years after he left my school to tell me how much he appreciated how nice i was to him when all i did was the bare minimum – be a decent human being. the lack of empathy and understanding from high school students is terrifying
— andi (tarot) BLM 💓 (@anditarot) October 4, 2020
I still have deep regret over making just one mean comment to a girl everyone thought ugly in HS, thinking it was the cool thing to do. Stupid me. Now I only wish she can forgive me. I’ve hated bullies since and why I can’t stand Trump and all those who defend him. Vote Biden.
— Jeff G (@motownmaniax) October 4, 2020
Whn I 1st came to WI frm Japan, most kids either hated me or fawned over me. I didn’t like it. The few ppl who treated me normal, I appreciated. Still do. L8r I friended a refugee, she & I R still BFFs, due to sticking up for her. I don’t even remember.
— Speak up, speak out! (@LikachuPikachu) October 10, 2020
Years ago when I was waiting tables, a guy asked me if I had a particular teacher in 1st grade. I said that yes, she was my first grade teacher and he said “You probably don’t remember me, but you were the only person who was nice to me in her class.” 😭😭
— Nathan Burt (@lukaburt) October 4, 2020
I got an email from a chap via old #Friendsreunited site saying thanks for showing him warmth & acceptance at school. He’d had dark times I knew nothing of & just wanted to say it had all worked out well for him & he was happy. It floored me at the time & I’ve never forgotten it.
— David Thomas (@nevereverDave) October 4, 2020
Can confirm this is true. I don’t hold grudges against my bullies. We were just kids and they made stupid decisions. But I will always appreciate the popular kids who decided to be nice to me instead. They were the good ones.
— Jared Salasko (@JaredSalasko) October 4, 2020
I remember all of those people who sucked, but I also remember the one girl who was always nice. I’m glad I had the opportunity to thank her a few years ago.
— Republicans Support This Madness (@RepubsSupport) October 4, 2020
100%!!! There was an extremely popular girl at my school who was always kind to me and tried to include me even when all of the other popular kids hated on me and I will never forget her kindness.
— Jennifer Marie | BLM (@catqueenmarie) October 4, 2020
I run into a worker in Walmart occasionally who said he’ll never forget that my father is the only one who came to see him in the hospital in high school when he was having back to back seizures. 😭❤️
— Hannah Foster (@h_fozz) October 4, 2020
I remember the names of every popular kid who was nice to me, right along with every popular kid who made fun of me.
— ginger smokes (@SmokesGinger) October 4, 2020
Do you have someone you’ll always remember because of what they DIDN’T do?