Bullying may be scorned by society and battled against by the masses, but sadly it remains present in all walks of life.
Be it school, the workplace, a sports team or even at home; it’s difficult to completely eradicate bullying when so much of it takes place outside the public eye.
And whilst no one is totally exempt from being targeted, it’s perhaps children who struggle with it the most. Kids can be cruel when left unchecked by adults, and often youngsters are singled out and picked on when differences are perceived by their peers.
16-year-old Chloe Robson knows this only too well. Having been tormented since the age of 7, she wasn’t looking forward to her school prom. She believed she would be singled out and bullied at the event, and so didn’t even know if she definitely wanted to attend. That’s when her uncle stepped forward with a truly brilliant idea… one that would change the game entirely.
When Chloe’s uncle, Grant Robson, realized the nature of his niece’s situation, he stepped in with 126 fellow motorcyclists – Grant runs support group ‘Bikers Against Bullies’.
Together, the bikers gave Chloe an escort to her prom and, as you can imagine, they made quite the scene as they wound through the streets of County Durham, England.
What’s more, one of the bikers filmed the occasion, capturing the fantastic moment Chloe and her cortege arrived at Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
Chloe was suitably pleased with how things turned out.
As per the Daily Mail, she said: “I was really nervous about going to the prom and the reaction I’d get.
“It was a big shock when we heard the engines and all the bikers turned up – I wasn’t expecting that many but it made me feel supported and confident.
“They were surrounding the car all the way there and then escorted me to the school then there was applause from teachers and the families of other students.
“It was an indescribable moment – my friends all ran up and said ‘wow, that was an entrance’.”
As for the bullying, Chloe revealed that she had no idea why she was targeted, but that it sapped her self esteem and confidence.
“The bullying had a bad effect – it made me feel left out and alone,” she said.
“I had no-one to talk to about it and worried if I said anything it would get around – it will have a long-term effect on me.”
Watch the amazing footage of Chloe’s escort below:
Remember, no one, child or adult, should ever be subjected to bullying. If you feel like you are being bullied you should always seek help from the appropriate channels.
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