A bullied 9-year-old boy with dwarfism has received global attention after a video of him crying and saying he wants to kill himself shared by his mother, went viral.
The bullied 9-year-old boy, Quaden was seen crying and saying he want to kill himself after his mother, Yarraka Bayles, from the Australian state of Queensland, went to pick him up in school on Wednesday.
Quaden’s heartbreaking video has now caught the attention of many globally after he became a target over his dwarfism.
In the video, Quaden told his mother:
‘Give me a rope, I want to kill myself.’
In the video, his mom said he had previously attempted suicide.
“This is what bullying does,” she said in the video. “Can you please educate your children, your families, your friends?”
The video has been viewed 16 million times since it was posted on Tuesday
Strangers and some Australian sports stars have decided to support Quaden and his family. US comedian Brad Williams raised almost $200,000 to send the boy to Disneyland.
Williams, who also has dwarfism, wrote:
‘I’m setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated, and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy.
I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland.
‘This isn’t just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren’t good enough.
‘Let’s show Quaden and others that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it.’
The youngster will lead the National Rugby League’s Indigenous All-Stars team out before Saturday’s NRL pre-season match against the Maori All-Stars in Queensland’s Gold Coast,
“Just want to wish you all the best brother. We know you’re going through a hard time right now but the boys are here, we’ve got your back. We’re here to support you, bud,” Indigenous All-Stars fullback Latrell Mitchell said.