Despite all of the efforts to end bullying, some kids just don’t get it. They don’t realize how much unkind words and actions can hurt a person and how the consequences of what they do can last a lifetime.
When teacher Ana Bárbara Ferreira from São Paulo, Brazil, heard that one of the girls in her class was being bullied, she knew she needed to do something. She came up with a brilliant plan to teach the mean kids at school a lesson they won’t soon forget.
“Yesterday my student came to tell me that a boy had told her that her hair was ugly,” she recalled. “She was pretty sad…. in that moment the only thing I could tell her was that she was wonderful and shouldn’t care about what he was saying.”
But Ferreira couldn’t get what the little girl said out of her head. She decided she was going to take action.
“Today I woke up and remembered what had happened and I decided to do the same hairstyle that she usually uses,” Ferreira wrote in a now-viral Facebook post.
When she got to school the little girl saw her and came running up with a huge smile on her face.
“When she saw me, she came running to hug me and say that I was beautiful,” Ferreira said.
“I told her: ‘Today I’m beautiful like you!’”
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