‘Shine like Shayden’ anti-bullying function in Amarillo right after viral online video

Amarillo inhabitants came out in drive to present 11-year-old Shayden Walker how considerably they cared about him and to get a stand towards bullying at the “Glow Like Shayden” event at John Rigid Park in Amarillo.

Kyle Tijerina and Keeley McCoy arranged the occasion as a reward bike run from The Handlebar to the park where by anyone could gather to exhibit their guidance for Walker, who not too long ago attained nationwide notice for a viral video clip showing him searching for friendship immediately after remaining bullied.

“We organized this party to increase consciousness in opposition to bullying and to be a voice for those that do not dare to stand up for them selves,” Tijerina claimed. “We are trying to endorse the bravery to stand up towards bullying by achieving out and talking to individuals.”

From left  Keeley McCoy, Adayah Tijerina and Kyle Tijerina  show off the shirts made to support Shayden Walker Sunday at the "Shine Like Shayden' anti-bullying event at John Stiff Park in Amarillo,

Tijerina explained the video’s impression reveals that lots of expertise the exact same troubles.

“This strike home for a great deal of men and women that observed or knowledgeable bullying that did not dare to stand up and did not know how to offer with the situation,” Tijerina claimed. “‘It displays that you have aid no subject who you are. We want to present that there are men and women to converse to. We need to build much better camaraderie with our neighborhood to fight bullying.”

From left Keeley McCoy, Adayah Tijerina and Kyle Tijerina show off the shirts made to support Shayden Walker Sunday at the "Shine Like Shayden" anti-bullying event at John Stiff Park in Amarillo.

Tijerina explained he feels that numerous university shootings and actions like these are a product or service of bullying.

“If another person had almost certainly attained out to them sooner, it could have prevented a catastrophic function,” he claimed.

The younger boy went viral globally when stability digicam footage was shared on Tik Tok, displaying Walker likely to a neighbor to question if any kids his age could perform with him. Brennan Ray was the neighbor who held the conversation with the younger boy and made a decision to put up it to aid connect Walker to close friends. The video clip went viral across Tik Tok, with around 70 million sights as of this week.

Shayden Walker shares a moment with Brennen Ray during the "Shine Like Shayden" anti-bullying event Sunday at John Stiff Park in Amarillo.

Ray mentioned that men and women posted remarks that he should commence a GoFundMe marketing campaign to support Shayden, so he and his spouse Angell commenced up an account that lifted about $37,000,

“We have been not anticipating it to go as viral as it did, Ray explained. “People in the opinions ended up like established up a P.O. Box of a GoFundMe. We just listened to the individuals.”

Ray claims that he was touched by Walker coming to his door and becoming so open about on the lookout for close friends and his bullying.

Shayden Walker thanks a group of kids for coming out to the park Sunday to meet him at the "Shine Like Shayden" meetup Sunday at John Stiff Park in Amarillo.

“Shayden himself touched me in the online video with his infectious smile. He displays to every person in the online video that he was truly achieving out for aid in the video clip so we felt compelled to arrive at out to action up for the child. “I consider this movie touched the environment. If you have been human, you could inform that Shayden was inquiring for enable.

Sherri Crump

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