A cruel hoax nearly drove a girl to suicide, but her life was saved when her town rallied around her. When bullies at her her high school voted her onto the Homecoming elite (I forget the word used in the article), and the girl learned it was only a cruel hoax to make fun of her she went from feeling elated to being devastated.
When her mother learned what had happened and informed the town and, several busineses in West Branch, MI banded together to provide a beautiful gown, beauty makeover, and more, all at no cost. They also displayed anti-bullying messages in their display windows.
One of the quotes in the article said it was like the movie “Carrie” but with a happy ending.
Way to go, West Branch, Michigan, for using kindness and visibility to diminish the scourge of bullying in your town!