That mean kid who teases Vanessa? He can ruin her day, but if someone is paying attention, he’ll find out pretty soon that a whole army of kids can and will support her, and then teasing her won’t look like such a good idea.
I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few decades talking about bullying. Highlighting how one person can make a difference by standing up and supporting another person – being kind – is such an important thing in this ugly world of name-calling and anger. Standing up for yourself is vital, too, but bystanders can change the whole dynamic in an instant, going from fear and sadness to joy and happiness.
This one’s wordless, so you can tell your own story no matter how old you are.
I Walk with Vanessa: a story about a simple act of kindness by Kerascoët