One Fayetteville, Georgia elementary student, who has experienced bullying, realizes the importance of having a good friend to offer you moral support through growing pains. So, Blake Rajahn, aged six, wanted to make sure everyone at North Fayette Elementary knew that he would be their friend. That’s why he decided he would be wearing a special t-shirt to the first day of school.
You see, his mother had offered to make him a custom shirt to wear that first day, “It could have anything — a basketball theme, football, etc. which are all his favorites,” Nikki shared on her business’s Facebook page. “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.'” She didn’t need to be told twice and made the shirt for her son.
The first week of school can be difficult for a lot of children, especially younger children or those new to a school, who are faced with the daunting prospect of having to make news friends. It can be stressful and emotionally hard. But acts like Blake’s can take a lot of that pain away. It is one of the most kind gestures a person can make. And Blake’s kindness is spreading says his mom, “Ever since I posted about my son and his shirt, I have sold some and told Blake about it,” Nikki wrote on Facebook. “He said, ‘Oh good! Now more and more people are going to have more and more friends!'” Moreover, she adds that part of the proceeds of the selling the shirts are going to the Real Life Center, which helps individuals and families in Fayette County help navigate unanticipated challenges in their lives.
This is a win-win-win situation where everyone, all inspired (even the donation of the proceeds!) by a 6-year-old boy whose heart might be the biggest in the county. Find out more about Blake in your Good News Story of the Day here. When we open our hearts and make them big the beauty of kindness can spread. Be like Blake in your day Today.
Story and Image from WCNC.