End of the school year is an exciting time for many, especially when it comes to yearbooks. But that wasn’t the case for sixth grader Brody Ridder at The Academy of Charter Schools in Colorado.
Ridder got his yearbook and shared that he asked some people to sign his yearbook, and most of them said no. He got a few names from classmates and two notes from his teachers, which made him feel “useless” especially after the tough year he had due to bullying. Since he was unable to collect many signatures, Ridder shared that he wrote a note to himself, “Hope you make some more friends – Brody Ridder.”
His mother Cassandra’s heart was broken. So she snapped a photo and posted it to a Facebook group for parents at the school. The post made its way to 3 upperclassmen. Simone Lightfoot, Logan South, and Joanna Cooper all stepped up to gather as many students as possible to sign Ridder’s yearbook even though they had never met him.
Ridder got more than 100 signatures which included paragraphs with words of encouragement, advice, and even phone numbers. Ridder shared with Fox 31, “It just made me feel better as a person. I don’t know how to explain it. It just makes me feel better on the inside.”
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