Swartz Creek 8 Year Old Gains Support from Local Bikers After Being Bullied
Life is just cruel sometimes, but when you have a community that cares about its kids you are never alone. A young boy from Swartz Creek has learned in a big way that he is loved and special thanks to a group of local bikers and Scooter's Bar & Grill.
Jacob is an 8-year-old student at Elms Elementary in Swartz Creek. His mother Laura was struggling with how to help her son who was bullied at school. She posted to a local Biker page asking for help and guidance. Her words were heartbreaking saying,
"I am a mother of 3 and I really need your help. My middle kid gets picked on every day. Second day of school, he was jumped by three kids. Yesterday at recess his body was slammed. We moved her last year from Texas and I thought he was just being picked on for being the new kid. I can't take another year of him coming home every day crying. "
Her words hit the tight-knit riding community hard and they sprang into action. The big-hearted group was ready to show Jacob they had his back. A group came together along with Lisa Baker-Robinson owner of Scooter's Bar & Grill and made a ride to Elms Elementary in Swartz Creek to show everyone that bullying is NOT OK.
Jacob was overwhelmed to see the support and was excited to catch a ride with Lisa in her Vanderhall. He was showered with love and special surprises and his smile said it all.
"We wanted to let them know that Scooter’s has his back…I was just honored that Jacob wanted to ride with me…we decided to take the group back to Scooter’s at the last minute", Baker-Robinson told us.
She told us that the principal of Elms Elementry let the group come through and Jacob was let out early to his new friends.
Lisa Baker-Robinson best summed up the support these riders gave to a young boy they never met best by saying,
"Bullying for children should never be allowed! Life is so hard for anyone, especially a little child. We need to stand up and be behind everyone who is being bullied! And it's our job as friends, parents, and people who can show kids you protect and love.The world needs kindness, and it’s our job to show it!!! And to provide it."
So true...so very, very true.
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