This dad had nothing but compassion for this boy who bullied his son.
At first, Aubrey Delinzer was upset to hear his 8-year-old son Jordan was being bullied by a boy named Tamarion, but instead decided to kindly ask the bully why he was mean to his son through one-on-one time.
One day with permission from Tamarion’s family, Delinzer picked up the boy and drove around Hosuton, Texas. As they drove, Aubrey asked Tamarion why he bullied Jordan.
To his surprise, Tamarion said he bullied his son because other kids were bullying him at school for not having clean clothes.
A phone call to Tamarion’s mother revealed the family was homeless and struggling with financial stability.
At no hesitation, Delinzer revealed he needed to be treated like a son and not a bully, so he took him shopping.
Afterwards, the pair spent the rest of the car ride laughing and singing along to the radio.
“We have no clue what these children are going through these days because a lot of us just don’t care,” Delinzer said over Twitter. “And this is not an uncommon story for a lot of people… so I spent a lot of my day yesterday shopping and teaching this young man about self-respect. Integrity. Morals. Confidence. And other things that consist of going from a troubled youth to a great man.”
Then, Delinzer had his son and Tamarion sit with each other and talk about their issues. The boys initially spent a few minutes in awkward silence but eventually spoke.
“They each got to talk and then I said, ‘From here, this is nothing. Shake hands and from now on you are brothers and you protect each other,” Delinzer said. “One kid said one thing, another kid said something, I said we need to settle this stuff like men.”
Delinzer wanted his son to know, “every war isn’t won with your hands. It’s easy to react to first emotions but sometimes you have to outsmart a situation.”
After the boys spoke, they played video games with each other and are now best friends. The boys are even planning a sleepover in the near future.
Moreover, Delinzer started a GoFundMe Page for Tamarion’s family and in nine days managed to raise over $30,000.
“Things really turned out phenomenal,” Delinzer said, “more than I could ever imagine.”