Ohio Teen Brayden Martin Helps out Bullied Classmate by Buying Him Clothes and Starting a GoFundMe Page for Him
Brayden Martin, a teenager from Ohio, noticed that one of his classmates was being bullied relentlessly and decided to do something about it. Not only did Martin buy new clothes for his classmate, but he’s also raised thousands from other people.
It’s amazing how far one act of kindness can go. Martin could not have known that he’d be the reason his classmate Trehmil and his family now have over $8,000. All he wanted to do was help a victim of bullying.
"This kid has gone through way too much that I don’t even know if I could ever compare to his pain," Martin wrote alongside two videos that showed him surprising Trehmil with two bags of clothes.
"He was still constantly bullied and picked on. The beginning of the year he tried to hang himself"
Trehmil, wearing a black-and-red hoodie, could not hide his disbelief. "Really?" he is heard asking in the footage as Martin pulled out the outfits and ripped off the tags on some of them.
In just three days of posting the good deed to his Instagram page, Martin’s videos have gotten over 39,000 likes and comments praising his thoughtfulness. It didn’t take long for the post to be picked up by The Shade Room.
"This young man from West Chester, Cincinnati, did a kind gesture of buying his classmate some new clothes after he saw that he was being bullied and made fun of by the other students," read the caption by TSR.
Comments soon flowed in from social media users, including reality star Jo-Jo Simmons:
"Seen this a few times with a couple kids that have done this and it makes me proud of this up & coming generation."
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#TSRPositiveImages: This young man from West Chester, Cincinnati, did a kind gesture of buying his classmate some new clothes after he saw that he was being bullied and made fun of by the other students. He also took the liberty of starting a fundraiser to help out his classmate and his family!! ❤️ (via. @bm.lehs)
Martin did not stop at the clothes. He created a GoFundMe campaign and set a $400 goal to "buy Trehmil more clothes & meet family needs." As at the time of writing this article, $8,152 has already been donated.
In the fundraiser description, Martin revealed: "Trehmil has been bullied pretty much since the start of middle school." The considerate teen added that even though Trehmil would sometimes act out in school, he knew it was a mask for his pain.
"Back in 8th grade (last year) he would only wear the same 2-3 outfits because he didn’t have the money to buy the clothes and it pained me seeing that people knew what he was going through but he was still constantly bullied and picked on, the beginning of the year he tried to hang himself because he was getting punched by a kid (I won’t name)."
Now, Trehmil will most likely not have to worry about clothes anymore. With over $8,000 and counting, that young man can have his pick of outfits in any store he chooses to walk into.
More importantly, the funds raised could come in handy for Trehmil’s family, who will definitely not be forgetting Brayden Martin in a very long time. Here’s to more young people stepping up for good as Martin did.
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