The reactions of complete strangers to the terrible taunting that happens to some kids (and adults) on a daily basis shows both the best and worst of human nature. It is heartbreaking to know that one in three kids will be bullied in school, and if you've ever been a victim of bullying, you know how devastating it can be and how alone it can make you feel.
These people stepping in and taking action shows that just a simple gesture of kindness can help put a stop to bullying.
We seriously want to crawl through our computer screens and give these bystanders a giant hug for sticking up for that girl and calling the bullies out. We also give them credit for not doing it in an angry or confrontational way. Nobody yelled or screamed, they just politely told the bullies that they saw what was happening and tried to teach them why it was wrong.
Of course, these girls aren't actual bullies, but if they were, it's encouraging to know that there are people out there willing to stand up for those of us who know what it's like to be on the receiving end of a bully's taunting.
To learn more about how we can all help stand up against bullying, check out UPtv's bullying prevention tips.