Noah Gilbert was born with a unique set of genes that he shares with only 2 percent of the world’s population: blood-red hair.
But rather than being celebrated for his unique aspects, Noah was teased and bullied for being a “ginger, ” at merely three years old.
The young son was unnerved where reference is asked his mama why he had “horrible” hair, after a cruel teen on the bus stirred disgusting comments to Noah, including: “I would detest my child to be ginger, I would kill it” and “All children with ginger hair should go straight to social services.”
His mother, Lauren, was with him the whole period and tried to shield Noah from the awful statements. But when they got home, he cried to his mommy, asking why he couldn’t have blonde fuzz like his older brother.
Lauren took to Facebook to detail the heartbreaking experience and plead for others to stand up against bullying. The young father of four took matters into her own hands and used social media to present her son that he is perfectly loved merely the direction he is 😛 TAGEND
Today my heart violated in two. Whilst tripping on a public bus amount 12 I evidenced such cruel behaviour towards my 3 year age-old son from a very narrow minded son who couldn’t be much older than 13.
Unfortunately this hasn’t been the first time and I know it won’t be the last. He’s been targeted by people of all ages.
And what for? Because he has ginger fuzz. My beautiful son was told social service should have taken him away because his whisker colour is disgusting. The boy then turned to his friend and said if he ever had a ginger child he would kill it. Now my little boy is simply 3 and was left very confused .. I experience destroyed as I[ too] have ginger mane and[ know] all too well what it’s like to grow up being singled out[ as] the target of such bullies.
He hasn’t stopped asking me why people don’t like his whisker. He asked me if I could change it for him so people will like it. He asked me if he could be like his brother who doesn’t have ginger fuzz. I can feel my nerve violate every time he asks me. My little boy seems really sad and I want to make it better.
The reason I am trying to go public with this is because I know these cruel bullies are in the minority. I want to show my little boy that there is more good in this world-wide than bad. There are kind and caring non judgemental people who won’t ever single him out.
I ask you all to please share this and show my boy how beautiful he is. I want to show him the good in this world with the ability of Facebook. It isn’t okay to bully person for their fuzz colours , not now. Not ever. Thankyou xxx
Her post ignited a cyclone of people noting with their own ginger photographs and sharing its own experience with bullying, in hopes of encouraging young Noah.
Some even pointed to luminary idols like Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry, who rock their ginger whisker like red-carpet royalty.
In only a short bit of period, Lauren’s inbox was blowing up with contents of support, and people from all over the world were joining together to stir Noah feel good about his hair.
“This afternoon he said he thinks he has lovely whisker now, which is a aid, but he shouldn’t have had that obses in the first place, ” she wrote.
Lauren hopes the teen apologizes to Noah and realizes what his words did to the young boy–but either way, she is beyond grateful for the overwhelming sum of support he has received from people across the globe.
It turns out, she was right. That bully WAS outnumbered, by millions of kind strangers who took the time to show her precious son how special he truly is. [?]