If you ever doubted you could make a difference by a simple act of kindness, think again. This story is such a sweet reminder, our actions carry substantive weight. How incredibly wonderful it is to see thoughtful actions of teenagers having a positive influence.
Chy Johnson is a freshman at Queen Creek High School. She has a brain disorder distinctly setting her apart from other girls her age. She became an easy target for “mean girls (girl bullies)”to taunt. Their acts were cruel-Chy shares how they would even throw trash at her.
Johnson’s mother reached out to Carson Jones, a senior and starting quarterback for the Queen Creek football team, hoping to get the names of the girls who were bullying her daughter Chy. Instead, Carson, (the good looking and popular football player) took it upon himself to protect her. He and several other football players began to eat lunch with her every day to insure her safety. Taken under their protection, the bullying amazingly has stopped!
What is Chy’s reaction to the “mean girls” now? “They’re not mean to me, because all my boys love me. So much.” Um…this is where my eyes pooled with tears. I love her sweet sentiment.
Carson Jones and players on his team say they are getting just as much out of the relationship as Chy Johnson. Tucker Workman told AZFamily.com, “It feels good to know that we helped someone else, because you know, we’re doing good, everything for us is going well, but someone else needs to feel good too. “
I am amazed at the wise and mature way Carson Jones handled the situation. I think the first reaction most of us would have had, would have been to either one, get mad and “get back” at the those doing the bullying or two, not want to get involved at all.
What are your reactions to this story? What would you have done? Should Chy Johnson’s mom have gone to the principal instead of a student at the school?