It all started when Sebastian and some friends tricked his mom. They said they’d water the lawn, but their real intention was to have a water fight. When the six-graders came back inside, Sebastian’s hair was dyed pink. They all joked about it, but the 12-year-old was happy with his new hair color.
The following day, one of Sebastian’s schoolmates came up to him and called him “gay.” Sebastian, however, had just the right comeback.
“What’s that have to do with you? Are you interested in me?”
Sebastian’s response obviously had an impact, because the bully just swore and walked away. And the next day, he left Sebastian alone.
When Maria heard the story, she wrote about it on Twitter, where it was liked and shared by thousands.
“Someone wrote: ‘Amazing that such a young kid managed to respond this way!’ But it all depends on how much you talk about things like that at home. All children need to have open conversations about these things,” Maria said.
Maria is very proud that her son demonstrated such wisdom.
“Personally, I would have had to think a while before coming to that kind of wise answer. But he managed to reason quickly and responded on the spot. The word ‘gay’ is a description, not a term of abuse,” she said.
Sebastian sure deserves a round of applause, and I hope he inspires other young people to be as calm and wise if forced to deal with a bully.
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