More than 50 bikers escorted a local sixth-grade boy to his first day of middle school after they found out he was being bullied by other kids.
Sixth-grade student Phil Mick attends Dekalb Middle School in northeastern Indiana. His mother, Tammy Mick, became concerned about her son’s issues with bullying after he told her he had contemplated suicide.
According to Fox News, Tammy spoke with Brent Warfield at KDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service about the situation, and Warfield immediately stepped in to help.
Warfield is the director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts and has been hosting charity rides for years. He had been working to raise awareness about bullying and teen suicide, so he thought it would be great to organize a special ride for Phil on his first day of middle school.
A few days before the ride, he posted all the information to Facebook. Within hours, he had received an incredible response.
The day before Phil’s first day of school, more than 50 bikers met to have breakfast with him and his family. Some bikers made the trek from over an hour away. The next morning, they prayed with the boy and gave him advice before taking him to school. Phil was enthralled by the fresh start, thanks to his new biker pals.
Commenting on this story, DML News CEO, Dennis Michael Lynch, said, “Bikers often get tagged as being thugs. That’s the media’s doing. It’s just the opposite. Most of these guys and gals you see on Harley Davidson bikes are veterans. All of them, for the most part, are patriotic and extremely charitable when it comes to helping their fellow Americans…, especially kids!”
Based on a recent study posted to Stopbullying.gov, approximately 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the prior month, while 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.
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