William Gierke, a fourth-grader at Sheboygan Falls Elementary School in Wisconsin, went to school wearing a special tee-shirt. It was bright pink, with the words “Tough Guys Wear Pink” printed in bold letters on the front. William wore the pink shirt as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. But instead of coming home from school feeling proud about his inspiring message, he came home in tears.
This kindhearted little boy was bullied and called a “sissy” by his classmates, just because he wore the color pink. His mom, Tomi, was heartbroken when William admitted he was too afraid to return to school; he never had had an issue with wanting to go to school before.
But later that week, William texted Tomi a photo while he was at school. The photo showed William and his teacher, Mr. Winter, posing for the camera — and when she took a closer look at Mr. Winter, she couldn’t believe her eyes…
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