James Willmert was being bullied at school by other fifth grade students who made fun of his learning disabilities.
Four of his classmates decided they would group together and become his friend so that they could stop the bullying. The boys were honored with the “Spirit of Youth Award” for their random act of kindness and all five boys are now firm friends!
James’ new friends learned that he was adopted from an orphanage in Colombia. Only six years later his adopted father was killed in a bicycle accident.
Their teacher says the boys must have been paying attention to the school’s anti-bullying lessons but they have gone above and beyond her expectations.
Gus, Tyler, Landon, Jake, Jack and now James eat together at lunch every day.
When the boys found out that James didn’t own any video games, they all pitched in and bought him a Playstation. For the first time, James had friends come over to play.