This is undoubtedly one of the worst cases of bullying I’ve read about. Kudos to the young 13 year-old who hung in there and is now spreading the message about bullying and expressed his hope that maybe if it happens toanother kid, someone will step in and help.
Three members of the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson, Todd Herremans and Jamaal Jackson, visited a young bully victim on The View, and it took everyone about .5 seconds before they started crying. But in a good way – this was “awww” television at its finest, and a few things happen when you watch the below video clip.
First, you may tear up. I’m just warning you: it’s going to get misty. It’s impossible not to be touched by seeing a kid, who was beaten up by seven older teens, get to meet his idols (well, Jackson’s probably an idol of his; the other two guys are lowly, lowly linemen). Plus, this is when the transitive property of crying comes into play: the kid starts crying, so the mom starts crying, so then the hosts start crying, and pretty soon you might be crying as well, even if you have no idea what’s going on.
Second, you will like DeSean Jackson. No matter what you thought about him before (and unless you’re from Philadelphia, I’m about 95% sure you had a negative opinion of him), you will like him after watching the way he embraces this kid. It might be a total act (although I don’t think it was), and Jackson may have gone back to being a jerk right after he walked off the set of The View. But you will like him after watching this, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Here’s the clip, in which Jackson present the kid (whose name is Nadin Khoury), with his signed jersey.
- DeSean Jackson, Two Eagles Linemen Surprise Bully Victim Nadin Khoury On ‘The View’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- DeSean Jackson and Philadelphia Eagles Stand Up for Bully Victim (bleacherreport.com)
- VIDEO: Eagles surprise bullied teen on ‘The View’ (seattlepi.com)
- DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles Stands Up to Bullies (bleacherreport.com)
- Eagles show up on TV show to support boy bullied in Philadelphia area (pennlive.com)