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'Band of Brothers' Stands Up For Bullied Kid in Beautiful Gesture of Solidarity: VIDEO


Danny Keefe (center) is a Bridgewater, MA first-grader with speech issues who serves as the water boy for the school football team and gets picked on all the time. That is, until a "band of brothers" made up of his classmates came to his defense in the coolest way possible.

Reach for the kleenex on this one.



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  1. This kind of news reminds me there is hope for better future for humankind.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Nov 25, 2013 9:57:50 AM

  2. If the mainstream media doesn't pick up on this and promote it, something's wrong with 'holiday spirit' in the republic.

    Posted by: FreeRangeRadical | Nov 25, 2013 10:07:38 AM

  3. Let's see if Fox News has any time for it. Not holding my breath.

    Posted by: james | Nov 25, 2013 10:14:02 AM

  4. All sports teams should be heroes...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Nov 25, 2013 10:18:42 AM

  5. Actually, I saw this story on Huffington Post two days ago, with a slightly different or longer fottage of the story where Danny's mother explains that since Danny started wearing clothes, or was old enough to state a preference that he always wore a suit and tie, that he has several in his closet and refuses to wear anythiung else.

    What was also very cute was that when the coach made him waterboy and presented him with his own jersey, Danny asked if he could wear his suit instead.

    Damn!!! That is too fricking cute for words.

    It got me very emotional.

    Thank you, Towleroad for sharing these stories. I know there are some who come to this site and think that every story should have a gay angle.

    Well, since gays are human beings, then as far as I am concerned, every story of interest, especially those stories that allow us to see that the world is not totally Fracked up.

    And as far as I am concerned that is the best angle this gay man can see when he comes to a site dedicated primarily to the interests of gays.

    Posted by: Ricco | Nov 25, 2013 10:28:56 AM

  6. what a great group of kids. it's great too, to see members of a sports team to stand up against bullying rather than be the perpetrators of it. there are adult players who could learn from this.

    Posted by: ian | Nov 25, 2013 11:02:52 AM

  7. So if he dresses up like a disgusting Goldman Sachs banker everyone loves him but if he put on a pink dress it would be all hate. . . This is NOT a good story. Why is he wearing suits at that age? We have enough problems with capitalism as it is without turning young kids into businessmen. We should encourage boys to wear traditionally feminine colors and styles as a way of reducing violent male tendencies IMO.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 25, 2013 11:48:12 AM

  8. Beautiful story.

    Rick, you are silly when you imposter Little Kiwi. Downright silly.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 25, 2013 11:52:14 AM

  9. Beautiful story. These are kids that are going to grow up to be wonderful adults - aware of compassion and empathy and the power of solidarity. And they'll pass that on to their kids. All good, all around. Those who stand out are the ones who get picked on - and kudos to these kids for knowing that just because someone may be different it doesn't mean that they should be punished for it.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 25, 2013 11:59:26 AM

  10. The real kicker is that the kid speaking is aware of what he's doing - this isn't some task put to children by their teachers - look at the kid(s) - they're aware of why they're doing what they're doing. As he starts to cry, that pat on the shoulder from his mohawked buddy? too beautiful for words. Emotion and vulnerability - and the strength to allow yourself, and your brothers, to *feel*. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 25, 2013 12:01:51 PM

  11. Straight boys show gays once again how it's done..gays just want your money through "awareness" campaigns...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Nov 25, 2013 12:21:46 PM

  12. Such a great story and group of kids.

    Posted by: Theo | Nov 25, 2013 12:24:48 PM

  13. Two points :
    1. Wow, what bright selfless and loving kids.
    All their parents must be so proud, kids
    with values and standards of what is right.

    2. Impersonating Little Kiwi is dumb - and
    annoys us. Grow up !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 25, 2013 12:52:14 PM

  14. This is so wonderful. When the kid tears up ... well, it's real & it's sweet & it's beautiful.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Nov 25, 2013 12:58:28 PM

  15. PS :

    3. Their teachers must have also have shown and encouraged the very best standards in these wonderful kids.....they all deserve the highest praise.
    It is so encouraging.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 25, 2013 1:04:54 PM

  16. These boy's parents totally ROCK!!!

    Posted by: TruthTeller | Nov 25, 2013 3:58:32 PM

  17. Great story!

    Posted by: jarago | Nov 25, 2013 5:33:16 PM

  18. I friggen lost it when the kid starts crying. I lets me know that children have the capacity for kindness, if only us adults would get out of the way.

    Racism, Homophobia, and all the other prejudices are taught and learned. Lets hope these kids remember this when they get older, when they are highschool jocks, and see one of their class picked on for being different.

    Posted by: BrandonJD | Nov 25, 2013 6:20:01 PM

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