Dad Receives Coded Text Message From Son, Immediately Rushes To Help Him.

Picture this. It’s getting late and you get a call from your teenager while they’re out with friends. They sound hesitant and a little edgy, but when you press they assure you everything’s fine. The next day, you find out your child drank alcohol or tried drugs for the first time… they just didn’t know how to escape the situation they’d found themselves in.

That’s exactly the challenge that Bert Fulks wanted to face head on with his teenage son, Danny. Fulks is a pastor, and as a former pastor’s kid, knows how difficult growing up in that environment can be. Fulks trusts his son, but wanted to make sure that his son trusted him to come to the rescue, without judgement, when needed. Fulks developed an ingenious text script that allows his son to send out an S.O.S. without being embarrassed in front of his friends.

Fulks got the idea after talking to teens in addiction clinics across the country. “Recently I asked these kids a simple question,” he writes. “‘How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?’ They all raised their hands.”
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Fulks gave us an outline on his website… check it out below.

Here’s how it works:

Let’s say that my youngest, Danny, gets dropped off at a party. If anything about the situation makes him uncomfortable, all he has to do is text the letter “X” to any of us (his mother, me, his older brother or sister). The one who receives the text has a very basic script to follow. Within a few minutes, they call Danny’s phone. When he answers, the conversation goes like this:

“Hello?”

“Danny, something’s come up and I have to come get you right now.”

“What happened?”

“I’ll tell you when I get there. Be ready to leave in five minutes. I’m on my way.”

At that point, Danny tells his friends that something’s happened at home, someone is coming to get him, and he has to leave.”

Here’s the kicker. In order for Plan-X to be effective, kids and teens have to know they won’t be punished for the situation they’re trying to escape. Fulks insists that a ‘no questions asked’ policy is essential for building trust between parent and child and assures the kid will feel comfortable utilizing their ‘way out.’

Fulks admits, the hands-off style can be hard for some parents to adopt… but is convinced that mutual trust and respect is the only way to keep his kid, and most other children out of trouble.

Share this genius little trick with your friends and children! It could save their lives and your relationship one day.

Jock Saved Helpless “Nerd” From Being Bullied, 4 Years Later He Learned The Heartwrenching Truth.

This incredible story has been circulating the internet for a while. It’s message is poignant… a lesson to us all.

The premise: a high school athlete saved a small boy with glasses from bullying. Many considered him a nerd, but this jock stood up for him. It wasn’t until four years after they met, and became dear friends, that he learned the true extent of his act of kindness’ aftermath. Read below.

The story:

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friend the next afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about 10 feet from him.

He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, I saw a tear in his eye.
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As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives.” He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I had never hung out with a private school kid before.

His name was Kyle. We talked all the way home, and I carried his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes. We hung all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him. And my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, “Damn boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!” He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going to study business on a football scholarship. Kyle was valedictorian of our class.

I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.

On graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him! Boy, sometimes I was jealous.

Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. “Thanks,” he said.2

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As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began.

“Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach … but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.”

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.

He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.” I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.

I saw his mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person’s life.

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2 Boys Point At Disabled Son In Chick-fil-A, But Mom Never Expects Them To Ask About Leg Braces

Parents of special needs children can understandably be very sensitive to the stares strangers give their kids. Whispers about them make these moms and dads feel sad: the little boys and girls don’t deserve scrutiny, but sometimes people can’t help but ogle at their disabilities.

Leah Carroll is a mom who is no stranger to these stares and whispers. Her son, Malachi, is disabled and uses braces and a wheelchair. He looks different from others his age, and two boys at a Chick-fil-A noticed this when they saw him. The young boys couldn’t help their behavior, and their mother had to remind them that it wasn’t nice.

Then, she pulled an unexpected move that brought Leah to tears: she brought her sons to meet Malachi and introduce themselves. Her compassion was not lost on the mother, who posted about the experience on Facebook.

You can read her touching words in the post below.

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To the mom of three at Chick-fil-A: I sensed your panic when your 5-year-old son pointed at my son in his wheelchair and shouted “Mom, look at THAT boy!”

You leaned forward and quietly told him and his 3-year-old brother that we don’t say things like that and they shouldn’t point or stare. But as in most cases, these suggestions are futile with young, curious minds and they continued to stare and loudly ask questions about my son’s differences. When you realized your whispers weren’t working, I saw the panic disappear and you took a deep breath and took a step of courage.

You brought your boys over to Malachi and said “I bet he would like to know your names!” As they said their names, my little Malachi started grinning from ear to ear and jabbering back to them.

The joy on his face brought tears to my eyes — he loves kids his age, but so many are fearful to come and speak to him. Your boys continued to ask questions about his foot braces, his wheelchair, why his legs don’t work, why he holds his mouth open like that. You took the time to educate your sons in that moment and help them understand that different is okay. Different is not something to fear. And that it was okay to ask questions!
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Thank you for giving my son a chance to meet your kids. Thank you for being the type of mom who educates your children instead of frantically trying to silence them. Special needs moms have to develop tough skin — we get used to stares, comments, and whispers. Please know it takes a lot to offend us, particularly when the comments are coming from young children.

Give your kids the same grace we give them and use the opportunity to teach them about differences. So Chick-fil-A mom, thank you for raising your children to embrace children like Malachi. And thank you for giving my son something to smile about.

Please SHARE if you know that every child is beautiful no matter how different he or she is!

7-YEAR-OLD GIRL TORMENTED FOR A YEAR BY A BULLY, THEN BIKERS …

She’s just 7-years-old and she has been tormented by an 11-year-old boy that has bullied her for more than a year. The bullying has been so severe that she is afraid to go outside to play. At one point the boy beat her up so badly that she had to go to the hospital.

“She was pushing her bike home and the bully had pushed her to the ground, had kicked her and had punched her in her face,” her mom, Christine said. While the boy’s mother denies the allegations, the young man was charged with assault.
So Ashely Wastakiewicz stayed cooped up in her home.

Ashley’s mom created an anti-bullying Facebook page called “Justice for Ashley” to rally support for her. But you can bet that Christine never expected that these heroes would rally around them! Dozens of members of a local motorcycle club showed up in Ashley’s front yard to show their support and maybe show a little bit of intimidation to the neighbor bully!

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“We got word from other brothers at other clubs and we all met,” local biker James Dingmon, a member of American Veterans Motorcycle Club of Jackson, said. “I don’t believe in bullying. Nobody should be bullied. We wanted a show of force, that she is loved and she’s got people out here that care for her.”

Another biker, John R. Spencer, wrote on the Facebook page after showing up for Ashley, “We made a difference tonight and helped in the widespread fight against bullying, particularly with a very serious case with a wonderful little 7 year old girl named Ashley, whom has (had) a terrible bully in her neighborhood for quite some time now and has been terrified to play outside her own home after being sent to the E.R. and continuously threatened and hurt.”

The bikers walked down the street with Ashley while she rode her scooter. They even paid the bully neighbor a visit. Ashley yelled from the street with pride, “I’m not scared anymore!”

The bikers promised to stay in contact with Ashley and her family. They hope that word will spread and violent and destructive bullying will come to an end. As you watch the video below, you can feel the smile on Ashley’s face.

Cop Stops Teen on Street, Discovers Broken Home Life. Then Mom Calls Cop, ‘You Need To Take Him’

It was September when 16-year-old Anthony Schultz was running down the road on a hot Arizona night. He was alone, he was running with all his might, and he had no idea that a Peoria police officer was watching him.

Eyeing the teenager from his patrol car, Officer Brandon Sheffert couldn’t shake the instinctual feeling that something about this kid was troubling. So, he stopped the boy and tried to talk to him, but young Anthony wanted nothing to do with a cop.

“Something about it bugged me, because I couldn’t get through to him,” said Sheffert. “He just seemed like there was something going on, and that there was something that was hurtful going on that he wouldn’t say.”

Sheffert, who went home to his wife and two young children, couldn’t shake the image of the troubled teen out of his mind. For an officer who’s seen it all, Sheffert felt compelled to investigate the boy’s living situation and find out a little more about the mystery teen.

Sheffert began visiting Anthony at his apartment complex, where he learned that the teenager was sharing a 1-bedroom apartment with seven family members. “I kept coming over here, talking to him, spending time with him, getting to know him, getting to know the family, understand what’s going on,” Sheffert explained.
Eventually, the budding friendship evolved into a formal mentorship through the Reach & Rise Mentoring Program with the YMCA. “I had a role model, I had someone I could look up to, I had someone I could aspire to be,” Anthony explained.

But as the desperately needed mentorship flourished, Anthony’s home life was rapidly deteriorating. One night, Sheffert’s phone rang, and Anthony’s overwhelmed mother was on the line.

“You need to come take him,” Anthony’s mother said. “I can’t take him anymore.”
Sheffert was stunned. “I was like, ‘whoa, whoa, whoa. That doesn’t make sense,’” Sheffert recalled.

With nowhere else to go, no other family to turn to, Sheffert and his wife made a decision that would soon change Anthony’s life forever. They initially agreed that Anthony could live with them for several days, while Anthony’s mother sorted things out.

But things at home didn’t get sorted out, and when Anthony reached age 18 last November, he again had nowhere to live. “This kid just keeping getting hit over and over with things that no kid should have to go through,” a compassionate Sheffert expressed.

So, Sheffert and his wife did the unimaginable: they took Anthony into their home as their own son. For the first time in his life, Anthony had the warmth, love, and stability of a healthy family.

“We have taken him in as one of our own,” said Sheffert. “Even my kids say he’s their big brother, and they love it.”

Under the protective wings of his new family, Anthony began to thrive. He stopped worrying about where his next meal would come from, he learned to drive, he had his own bedroom, and even got his first job.

For the first time, Anthony saw a hope and a future for his own life. Later this month, Anthony will become the first person in his family in 30 years to graduate high school on time.

Looking back, Anthony is profoundly thankful that Sheffert chose to stop him on that fateful September night. “If he weren’t there that night, there would be no one else, in my opinion,” Anthony explained.

“I don’t think I would be here,” he continued. “I wouldn’t be the person I am — I could be in jail for all I know.”

Now, Anthony is preparing for a future in the Army, and after that, well, anything is possible. “I feel as though there’s not a lot stopping me, at this point,” Anthony grinned.

WATCH: Bully Tries To Choke ‘Nerd’ With Glasses, Didn’t Know Just One Thing

An incredible video is circulating on social media after a few kids got into a schoolyard scuffle. Unfortunately for the wannabe bully who tried to pick on the “nerd” with glasses, he would quickly learn just one thing about his victim – and now, he’s wishing he knew it a long time ago.

Although it’s unclear exactly where in America the incident took place, it all started over a simple sweatshirt. After presumably lending the clothing piece to a fellow member of his school’s track team, the owner of the apparel apparently wanted it back.

However, when the person he lent it to didn’t have it, he grew enraged to the point that he was willing to intimidate to get it back. Of course, the entire incident was caught on video as another nearby team member whipped out his phone when he saw the altercation begin to unfold.

As seen in the footage uploaded to Instagram, the sweatshirt owner told the other kid that he was going to get his property back. “You want to test me?” he asked. “I don’t back down.” According to TMZ Go, things took a quick turn when the bully reached in to choke the teammate he thought was just a “nerd.”

As it turns out, there was just one thing the bully didn’t know – his intended victim actually knew Jiu-Jitsu. After realizing that he was being choked out, the kid being bullied merely said “b*tch” before springing into action.
Click on the video below to see the action.


Applying everything he learned to the situation with ease, he grabbed his attacker around the neck. Then, the so-called “nerd” tossed the bully to the ground with ease. As seen in the clip, the martial arts student followed through by throwing all of his weight into the movement, just as he should.

The bully was slammed in a sandwich-type manner as his victim landed on him at the same time his back hit the ground. The result was a resounding “thud” that knocked the wind out of the wannabe tough guy and left him gasping for air and holding his side.

Even better yet, the intended victim ended the altercation right there. Knowing that he was no longer in danger and that his enemy was neutralized, the intended victim exercised a bit of mercy and let his attacker recover from his agony in peace.

It just goes to show that you have to be careful who you pick on these days as you never know what you’re going up against. With that being said, it’s highly unlikely that kids will ever stop doing stupid kid things and bullying one another. After all, it is a time-old practice that goes back thousands of years.

With the new advances in technology, we’re now able to capture these instances at a moment’s notice and spread them around for the world to see. The best part is when the bully learns a brutal lesson that he never saw coming, and then, the clip goes viral because of it, serving as a lesson for all the other bullies out there. I doubt people will ever get tired of watching videos where a bully gets exactly what he deserves.

Teen Girls Savagely Beaten, BLM Thug Who Did It Made BIG Mistake

Xavier Rapadas (left), BLM Stockton protest (middle), the two teen sisters (right)
Two teen girls were savagely beaten by a group of Black Lives Matter thugs during a protest. The two sisters were beaten so badly that police took them to the hospital, but now, one of the thugs responsible is going to get what he deserves after the big mistake he made.

Two teenage girls said they were viciously assaulted by more than a dozen male and female Black Lives Matter protesters in a racially charged attack Friday night outside a popular restaurant in Stockton, California. They were walking away from the restaurant with their mother when a huge group of rioters in the street, chanting “Black Lives Matter,” came toward them.

The girls, who remain unidentified, spoke to the media and said they were attacked after they heard someone yell, “Hey, you white bitches.” Crime reporter Jason Anderson had this to say about the horrifying ordeal:

“THESE TWO GIRLS, AGES 17 AND 19, ARE SLIGHTLY BUILT AT ABOUT 5 FEET TALL AND 100 POUNDS — WERE JUMPED BY 12 TO 14 PROTESTERS. THE PROTESTERS REPEATEDLY PUNCHED THEM IN THE FACE, HEAD AND RIBS, THREW WATER BOTTLES AT THEM, POURED WATER ON THEM AND MADE RACIST REMARKS DURING THE ASSAULT.” [VIA STOCKTON@911]
According to the 19-year-old victim, “It was the most frightening thing I’ve ever been through in my whole life,” she said. Meanwhile, law enforcement is searching through footage of security cameras to identify the BLM scumbags who did this to her, but one of them just helped out the investigation big time.

Within a few hours of the attack, one of the BLM thugs, identified as Xavier Rapadas, made a huge mistake. Like most criminals, Rapadas isn’t too bright, so he decided he would brag about beating up white girls on Facebook, making a video of himself, and the idiot posted it for all to see.

Rapadas bragged, “Them little white girls got beat up, I ran up on them little white bitches, got my little hit in and I dipped off. Got lost in the crowd. I had to get my hits in.” After Rapadas started getting threats, he realized what a huge mistake he had just made and took down his Facebook profile.

Unfortunately for him, it was too late. He is now known as a BLM thug who admitted to beating two 100 pound teenage girls, and even better yet, police now have his video, so he should probably think about turning himself in, cooperating with police, and telling them who else was involved in this heinous attack.

The girls and their mom are at home recovering, and the girls are thankful that the cops came in time because the scumbags who were beating them were not stopping their attack. As for Rapadas, he has got to be one of the biggest idiots. Up in Northern California, his picture is circulating, and he may want to think about pleading guilty and beg to be put in jail as fast as they can manage it.

Couple REFUSES To Sit Near Cops At Restaurant. What Officers Do Next Leaves Them STUNNED

Four police officers were having dinner at an Eat N’ Park restaurant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, when a server started to lead another couple over to a booth near them.

As soon as the man saw the officers, though, he told the server, “Nah I don’t want to sit here,” and asked to be seated on the opposite side of the restaurant.

“I looked over and said, ‘It’s okay sir. You won’t have to worry about it, we won’t hurt you,” said Homestead police Officer Chuck Thomas. “He looked at me hard again and said he’s not sitting here and walked away.”

The officers were fully aware that tensions have been high between police and the citizens of the communities they serve, so they decided to respond to the rude encounter by rising above it.

When the couple’s $28.50 bill came, there was a note written on the receipt:

“Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers you didn’t want to sit next to. Thank you for your support.”
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“Essentially the whole goal of it was to let him know that we’re not here to hurt you,” Thomas said. “We’re here for you. We work for the public. And we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police.”

Their gesture seems to have had the desired effect. As the officers left the restaurant, one of the people whose meal they had paid for gave them a quick smile and a “thank you.”

It’s just one little act, but hopefully the start of something even greater.

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NY NBA Star Gives US Soldiers The FINGER, Refuses To Eat With Them While Training At Military Camp

What kind of asshat does this? Joakim Noah was training at West Point and then refused to eat with the rest of the New York Knicks with the cadets because he’s anti-war. Really? That’s about as rude as it gets. Those cadets are not the ones instigating war and if war comes, they will willingly serve to protect our country. You know, the one that makes it possible for this moron to earn $72 million over the next four years. What a jerk.

I’m really getting sick to death of all these athletes taking their supposed political stances against the heroes of our country. These teams could step in and put a stop to this. Noah had the full support of his coach when he pulled this stunt. All of them are going to wind up getting boycotted and it serves them right. Saying that he “absolutely” understood Noah’s point of view, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek explained:

“Jo’s done, in all his stuff that he does against gun violence and all that, he just didn’t feel comfortable, so that’s plenty fine with us.”

Do tell. Well, then the Knicks shouldn’t mind if their fans and the rest of America take a hike and take their money with them.

From the New York Daily News:

Joakim Noah violated one of the basic rules of guest etiquette this week by boycotting a team dinner with West Point cadets that featured a speech from a retired Army Colonel.

As we all know, it’s never polite to insult your host.

Noah is anti-war, which is great. Most right minded adults oppose war and that would include the young men and women at the U.S. Military Academy. You can still be a conscientious objector while earning $72 million over the next four years and still spend quality time with the people who are dedicated to serving and protecting the country.

This could not have gone over well at the NBA league office where almost one year ago to the day Adam Silver announced that Gen. Martin Dempsey, the recently retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was appointed as a special adviser to the NBA Commissioner.

For the last several years, Knicks players — who hold their training camp at West Point — have traditionally dined with cadets, listening to speeches from military officers and signing autographs. If you are in someone’s house, you honor them. Someone might want to tell this Noah idiot that.

It figures this guy is a big fan of Barack Obama. Why am I not surprised? Noah’s stance has not prevented him from spending time with President Obama. In 2011, during Obama’s re-election campaign, Noah even joined several of his fellow NBA players at a fundraiser for the incumbent president. So, he’s a Marxist as well as anti-war. He’s the whole liberal package.

Noah also applauded his fellow athletes who “are taking a stand,” saying that “this country’s out of control” and “there are things that need to be fixed.” Here’s a thought… if he can’t honor those at West Point, he should take his sorry ass and leave. He won’t be missed and at least one thing will be ‘fixed’.

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Bank robber points gun at veteran’s kids, immediately regrets his decision

Surveillance video from a robbery at a Bank of America in Sarasota, Florida shows what happens when you threaten a veteran’s child.

Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples was visiting the bank with his son when the 34-year-old gunman drew his weapon and started threatening four bank tellers. When he turned his weapon toward the customers, all bets were off.

“I’ve been through five deployments,” Staff Sgt. Peoples told Fox News. “I’ve fought the Muqtada militia, everybody you can think of, so weapons getting pointed at me, it doesn’t really bother me anymore.” Seeing a gun pointed at his two children was another story.

Like a stone cold badass, Peoples calmly instructs his children to lay on the ground, conceals their position with heavy furniture, then positions himself between his kids and the threat. The robber collects his cash and exits the building completely oblivious to the un-opened can of ass-whooping that’s walking right behind him.

With his children safe inside the bank, Peoples follows the robber into the parking lot. Peoples entered his own vehicle and immediately drove it to block the robber’s escape.

The petty thug pointed his weapon at Peoples, and Peoples dropped him like a bad habit. The best part? The robber didn’t even have a real gun, it was just plastic.