Photo via: KHOU 11
A little bit of kindness can go a long way and here's proof.
Houston dad and tattoo artist Aubrey Delinzer, who remembers being bullied as a child himself, decided to use a heavy dose of compassion when confronting his son Jordan's bully, Tamarion. Turns out, the young boy was also being bullied at school.
"I asked 'who? You're big, who is picking on you?' He said all the other kids, they make fun of me," Delinzer told KHOU 11 in an interview.
In a phone conversation with Tamarion's mother, Delinzer learned that his family was going through a difficult time and currently homeless. Delinzer shared in a tweet that he "had to do something," especially after finding out that Tamarion was being "bullied for not having clean clothes and clean shoes."
spent some time with my sons school bully yesterday .. just to dig a little deeper on”why?” .. come to find out he was being bullied for not having clean clothes n clean shoes.. I asked “why?” .. just to find out that his family is currently homeless🤴🏿♥️🙏✊🏽I had to do Something pic.twitter.com/IY29lgChqY— TattooArtistAubrey (@illuminaubrey_) October 17, 2018
After buying him new clothes and shoes, Delinzer also brought the two boys together to settle their issues, and you can say the rest is history. Jordan and Tamarion are not only friends now, but Delinzer has become a mentor figure to Tamarion.
This is today .. .. potnas .. n now I’m a first time mentor 🤷🏾♂️🙏 pic.twitter.com/9JpD2X84Qq— TattooArtistAubrey (@illuminaubrey_) October 17, 2018
"It taught me something. I was angry at first, then I said let me try something different," Delinzer said.
Delinzer has since started a GoFundMe campaign to help the family get stable again and inspired thousands of people with his act of kindness.