Reality star Matt Roloff is making a touching offer to the young Australian boy, Quaden Bayles, who went viral this week after his mother shared a heartbreaking video of him crying after being bullied at school. Roloff has invited the 9-year-old for a VIP visit to the family farm in Oregon.
The ‘Little People, Big World’ star, who is also a little person, is offering to bring the young boy and his family to Roloff Farms, the site where most of their reality show if filmed. Matt is also offering some encouragement about how successful and happy you can be despite any physical issues.
“Thanks for bringing this to my attention Marty… And thanks Brad @bradwilliamscomic for stepping in to help our young community. Let Quaden (and his mom) know they are welcome to swing by Roloff farms for a full VIP tour and some encouragement on how wonderful being a little person Can be,” Roloff posted on Instagram.
Matt included a picture of Quaden with the words, “We Stand With Quaden” emblazoned on the front.
The reality star included several hashtags in support of the young victim, including #letsallstandbyQuaden, #STOPbeingabully, #hopetomeetyouonedayQuaden. and #hangintherebuddyitgetsbetter
Over the several years of ‘Little People, Big World’s huge success on television, the Roloff family has discussed in depth their lives with dwarfism. Roloff’s ex-wife, Amy and his son Zach also suffer from the condition as well as several of their grandchildren.
Roloff is amongst a group of celebrities including Hugh Jackman and Brad Williams who have joined together to support the young bullying victim and rally against bullying.
Williams has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money to send the Bayles family to Disneyland. At this moment, the account has raised over $300K.
Fans of Roloff have taken to Instagram to send positive messages to Quaden and to Matt about helping with this situation. “We achieve by lifting each other up and this guy needs to know he is loved as he is #stopbullying,” one message read.
“That was a heartbreaking video ? Good for you for showing support,” one fan said. Adding, “Precious baby boy!!help him.and support him❤️he is not alone. we stand with Quaden!!!!!!”
One fan of LPBW even said he would help connect the two so that the trip can be arranged, “You’re amazing mate! I don’t know them personally but I have tagged their Instagrams so hopefully, they see this!!” they said.
“I’m so glad this story caught your attention – this poor child has had some difficult times, thanks so much for supporting him. ??I am a huge fan of yours and your family,” another fan posted.
Quaden Bayles made headlines after his mother posted a video of the 9-year-old crying after being bullied at school. Quaden, who is a little person, tells his mom in the video he wants to kill himself and is asking her for a knife.
The video, posted on Facebook, went viral after his mother posted it and is asking for help from parents and school administrators to combat bullying and help her son.
As we reported, the young boy was the victim of cyberbullying on Twitter following the videos released after many people questioned the validity of his story.