Do your part to stop bullying and share this. First, grab a tissue, then get you finger on the share button. Daryl Lynn O’Connell posted a touching message on her Facebook page after her daughter was bullied by some horrible peers. The bullies graffitied a rock at the beach and labelled it “Carleigh’s ass.” Daryl Lynn’s daughter, Carleigh, knew the reference was about her, given the unique spelling of her name.
Rather than be upset about the entire incident, Carleigh wanted to use the horrible event to open up a discussion about bullying. Carleigh posted a photo of her in a bikini next to the rock on her Instagram account and her mother put it up on her Facebook page. Now they are asking everyone to share the images.
Daryl Lynn accompanied the photo with this message:
“She decided that she was going to be stronger than hurtful words on the concrete and that she was going to be proud of her figure. She also told me that she feels complete sympathy for the teenagers across the country who face this everyday. She understands and wants all of them to find strength inside to rise above the nastiness and be empowered by who you are, how you are made and what is in your heart.”
Take a second to dry your eyes, before you put your social media accounts to good use by sharing this inspirational story. As Daryl Lynn says “I hope it travels across the country and can help one teenager who is bullied or the victim of hurtful things.” Let’s make this thing go viral.
(Photo: Daryl Lynn O’Connell/Facebook)