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Bullied Boy Chooses Shirt With Special Message for Back to School Day

By Samuel Allegri

A heartwarming back to school picture went viral on Facebook.

North Lafayette Elementary school student Blake Rajahn was offered by his mother Nikki any T-shirt he wanted.

Nikki started a personalization business this summer and told him the shirt could be any theme, such as his favorite sports: baseball or football.

Blake thought about others instead of just having something for himself. His mother said that he’s experienced bullying in school and had hard times before.

“I want to make sure that kids that are bullied know they have a friend already,” said Blake, reported WCNC.

Nikki wrote on a Facebook post: “I have to brag on my son. I told him that as a back to school gift, I will make him any shirt he would like. It could have anything- a basketball theme, football, etc. which are all his favorites. He thought a while and said, “will you please make me a shirt that says ‘I will be your friend” for all the kids who need a friend to know that I am here for them?” Never underestimate your kid’s heart for others! I love my sweet Blake!”

Nikki said she has sold several shirts after her Facebook post went viral.

Blake hopes that “more and more people find friends” on their first day of school with the help of the shirts.

A Facebook user wrote on the post: “Can you make hundreds more so he can share with everyone! But what a blessing and what a difference he will make.”

To what she was responded by the page owner, “absolutely! Whoever wants one can order one from me,” responding in another comment: “I will make the shirt for anyone who wants one!”

Boy Spots National Guard With Shoelaces Untied in July 4th Parade–So He Immediately Leaps Into Action

The Independence Day parade in the north Texas city was full of patriotism, with floats and fire trucks patrolling the streets to honor one of America’s most widely celebrated holidays.

At the start of the parade, though, one of the members of the National Guard—who had his hands full bearing the American flag—found himself with an untied shoelace.

The process of maneuvering to re-tie the shoe would have been cumbersome and difficult, but a young boy was luckily there to step in and help out. Jumping from the sidelines and onto the parade route, the child dashed in front of the row of National Guard members and bent down to tie the laces without a second thought.

Will Johnson, the Arlington Police Chief, tweeted an image of the boy to show his appreciation.

“At the start of the 4th of July Parade this young man ran out to help one of our Honor Guard members whose shoe came untied. Thank you Josh! We should all be so kind. I have a Chief Challenge coin for you,” he wrote on Twitter.

Epoch Times reporter Catherine Bolton contributed to this report.