A heartbreaking video of a bullied 9-year-old boy from Australia went viral this week, showing the effects of bullying so severe that Quaden Bayles didn't even want to live anymore.
As the video was viewed millions of times, many celebrities and public figures reached out to Quaden and his mother, offering words of support.
Fellow Aussie and actor Hugh Jackman posted a video to Twitter to Quaden and in it he says, "Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate. And, no matter what, you've got a friend in me. So everyone, let's please to kind to each other. Bullying is not okay. Period. Life is hard enough. So let's just remember, every person in front of us is facing some kind of battle. So let's just be kind."
Mark Hamill added, "The cruelty is as astonishing as it is heartbreaking."
Jeffrey Dean Morgan also posted a video, expressing that even though they've never met, he will always be a friend. "As a dad of a 9-year-old, kids can be horrible. That's because parents aren't doing their job. It's going to be better. It's going to get better."
Comedian Brad Williams, who like Quaden has dwarfism, started a GoFundMe with a goal of raising $10,000 to send him and his mother to Disneyland. As of now, it has raised over $236,000 and Williams says the excess funds will be donated to charities that deal with anti-bullying initiatives.
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