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Published on December 20th 2022
A boy who was severely bullied because of his dwarfism, until friends came to his rescue.

Quaden Bayles
Quaden Bayles Photo: cnn.com

Two years ago, Quaden Bayles, now 11 years old, a beautiful indigenous Australian boy was bullied so badly he wanted to take his own life.

In a 2020 video clip recorded by Quaden's mother Yarraka, he is hysterically crying in the back of her car, asking for a knife to kill himself.

"This is what bullying does," she said in the video, livestreamed on Facebook. "Can you please educate your children, your families, your friends."

The video went viral, and amazing things happened. Among them:

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Prior to a major rugby match, before thousands of fans, Quaden was invited to lead the National Rugby League's Indigenous All Stars team onto the field.

Quaden Bayles
Quaden leads out the Indigenous all stars (click photo for video) Photo: twitter.com

In an online posting, captain Latrell Mitchell told him: "We've got your back. We're here to support you, bud."

Australian actor Hugh Jackman posted a Twitter video assuring Quaden, "No matter what, you've got a friend in me."

Hugh Jackman (click photo for video) Photo: youtube.com

Added the actor, "Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate."

There were many more tributes, among them, supporters from across the globe raised money to send Quaden and his family to a dream trip to Disneyland.

These days, Quaden is appearing in movies.

He has been cast in a small role in "Furiosa," Oscar-winning director George Miller's prequel to his 2015 megahit, "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Quaden is also in the cast of Miller's next movie, "Three Thousand Years of Longing," staring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

Quaden Bayles
Quaden Bayles Photo: bbc.com

Quaden's story is heartwarming, but there are many more victims of bullying.

As actor Hugh Jackman said: "Everyone, let's just please be kind to each other. Bullying is not OK, period."

Editor's Note: To learn more cnn.com/2020/02/22/australia/quaden-bayles.../ and cnn.com/2022/08/22/entertainment/bullied-boy-quaden-bayles-mad-max.../

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