Stopping bullies in style: Young boys don suits to support friend
Danny Keefe, 6, has childhood apraxia of speech, a motor disorder that makes it difficult for him to communicate. He also wears a suit and a fedora to school every day, and that combined with his disorder has often earned him unwanted attention from bullies.
Last year, a group of boys on the Bridgewater Badger's pee wee football team, where Danny is the water manager, decided to show their support for Danny by wearing suits to school.
More than 40 boys showed up at Williams Intermediate School in suits, hats and ties on Nov. 20, and when Danny saw them, he started crying.
"It was like he understood the magnitude of what happened," said his mom, who notes that Danny is no longer picked on. "I’m just so thankful the parents in my community raised such kind young men.”
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