January 28th, 2013
06:41 PM ET

Standing Up for Others

Tuesday's show has a pair of stories about people standing up for others.  We wanted to hear whether you have any stories of your own about that - whether you did it yourself or you saw someone else show that kind of character.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Anita

    I think my favorite role model in standing up for others is Rosa Parks. She bravely stood up for all the discriminated African Americans even though she knew that she would have to suffer the consequences.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
    • Tara

      I used to have a friend who would be picked on because she had NF and she would stutter. The last time someone did that i told them to back off

      January 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm |
    • Eva

      Anita, I think that Rosa Parks is a great role model for us all. You made a great choise. I belive that we should all stand up for each other and try to make the world a better place.

      January 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm |
  2. alexio

    Together We Stand, Divided We Fall...

    January 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm |
    • James

      That is very true, Alexio.

      January 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
  3. Nicole

    I see acts of kindness everyday. From helping someone across the street, or helping people in poverty-stricken countries. Any act of kindness is grateful.

    January 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm |
  4. Alyssa

    My friends and I let kids like Scotty that are special hang out with us all the time.Nothing makes a day better than hanging with a cool kid!Who always has a smile on their face!

    January 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm |
  5. Nathan

    I stood up for a kid who was getting bullied. I'm happy i did because the bully backed down and hasn't bullied a lot since

    January 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
  6. Seamus

    My best friend was bullied as a kid. When we would play together in kindergarten, the bully would kick sand at him or push him over. The teacher continually stopped him from picking on people, but he wouldn't stop. Finally one day I contacted the principal. As a kindergartener, the principal was very scary, so when I went into her office and told her my story, I did so in a quiet, scared voice. She listened, stood up, and immediately took the bully out of class. The bully was sent to another school and I never saw him again.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm |
    • Maddie

      What an act of courage! I had a bully pick on my but they left to a different school. Another one moved back to the city where he came from. Never seen either of them since.

      January 30, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  7. Emily

    It is a gift to know someone who can stand up for others. When I was at my church camp I saw a boy who was picking on a litte kid and I thought it wasent right, so a bunch of people including myself went over to the boy and said that what he was doing was not ok, he tried to laugh it off but bullying other people is no joke and not something to laugh about.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm |
  8. JinHui

    I have been sponsoring a Congo boy from when I was 6 graders. I had to earn 40$ every month so I had to help our neighbors and my family member also reduce my snack fees. I succeed in helping him until now, which is about 3 years, and it make me really feel good. I am also translating the letter between sponsor and sponsored children and when you look at it, it makes you feel very hearty and sweet. They have so much love and care on their sponsors and it is really touching to read. When I help others and stand up for others, I feel really blessed to be able to help others, because they are the one making ME really happy and rewarding. I think volunteering is actually benefiting you a lot. It always make my heart very abundant.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
  9. Hamdy

    I once witness a person being bullied and my friend and I took them away and tried their mind off of it.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm |
  10. Felicia

    When I was younger, I remember when people would laugh at me and say, "She's Asian. She can't speak English well." It was kind of hurtful because during my first 4 years of my life, I only spoke Chinese so my grammar was terrible, as it is today, but better. One of my friends defended me during lunch because a few people were snickering after I said something that wasn't funny. She told them, " It's okay if Felicia's English is not good. At least she is trying her best and still learning. Look at the bright side. She can speak 2 languages and we can only speak one!" That time boosted my self-esteem and I still remember her because I don't know where I would be if she didn't stand up for me.

    January 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm |
  11. Danielle

    I have seen a lot of the kids at my school get left out or get picked on because they were weird or not popular, and one day my friends and I invited her to our table at lunch. We didn't care if she was weird, because everybody has flaws and I don't believe in popularity.

    January 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
  12. Tavion

    I had to stand up to my football coach cause he made us run the rest of practice for one play.

    January 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm |
  13. Emile

    Once I was at lunch and this kid was saying give me your candy I am you older brother ( not really ). And then one of my friends went all crazy on him but it was nice and we were all joking around.

    January 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm |
  14. Emile

    Once I saw this kid spit balling this other kid. And every one teased the kid who got spit balled as I said " Come on guys that was not funny ".

    January 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
  15. Emile

    I stink at basketball ( I love soccer ) but any way when I went to play every one said " Emile you stink at basketball, get off the court, worst player of the year is here, you a stink stink stink at basketball and much worse stuff " But one kid said that is not nice and passed me the ball and at the end said " good job you are pretty good at basket.( Stink is over lapping the actual cus words that were being said).

    January 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Emile

    I once saw one kid get tripped by one kid and as everybody teased him I went down helped him up and said ' are you O.K ".

    January 28, 2013 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Bailey

    Most people at my old school would just be plain rude and never stand up for someone because they were scared about how it would effect their image. For example, there was a girl at my school named [not real name] Sara, she would bully a lot of younger children and be a bully to them. She didnt care about the consequences whatsoever. She would call obese kids "fat and un-worthy". Finally, [not real name] a girl named Madeline stood up for those kids. She put Sara in her place gracefully. She told her how rude it was to do such things to younger children and more on how what it would be like if SHE was being bullied like that. Soon enough, Sara backed off.

    January 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm |
  18. Mae

    The day after getting glasses, people at school made fun of me. They called me names like four eyes, and kept saying I was blind. A girl that I didn't even know told them to leave me alone. Ever since then they have left me alone.

    January 28, 2013 at 11:07 pm |
  19. Gurchetan

    I know a man who deposit his whole life to serve the poor and disable people,I have suggestion that there should be no discrimination on the basis of white & black and this Show shows that humanity is still present,That is the world we need.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:36 am |
  20. Phuong

    I did stand up for myself in my work. My colleges is always terrible in their work for co-work. But I am never get angry, because getting angry make the problems worse. Sometime It is hard for me to remain calm and relaxed when all of us misunderstand each others. I try again and again to describe some easy task for my employee, but he seem not listen any words from me. In this situation, I always take a deep breath, and try to remain claim, and tell again problem clearly, so everything is getting better.

    January 29, 2013 at 3:19 am |
  21. Surya

    I have a really great friend and he has social and speech disabilities. Most people walk away when they see him, but I walk toward him. We are best friends and I don't see why people think of him differently.

    January 29, 2013 at 7:23 am |
  22. Seth

    well i really haven't stood up for someone because i dont see anyone get picked on

    January 29, 2013 at 8:10 am |
  23. Austin

    Learning disabilities, speech problems, Autism, and so many more that many people in this world could be struggling with. I feel it's terrible to hear, see, or deal with people treating others differently because of it. All it means to be special needs is that they just need to have things explained to them a little more than others, more patience to do something. It's like the old saying, "treat others the way you would want to be treated."

    January 29, 2013 at 8:18 am |
  24. Arrianna

    My school is known for bullies and I just moved from another school(which was not). One day on the bus,I noticed that a "different" child was being bullied. I did not have the courage to stand up for the kid... but my best friend did.She told the bullies to " pick on someone their own size." I do not think they were expecting a freshman to stand up to the seniors. From that day on, this "different" child became our new best friend and there was no more bulling done to him.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:27 am |
  25. maddie

    i thought the kid at the high school diserved the homecoming king not alot of people gets that chance 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 8:28 am |
  26. bryan

    i have seen someone at a random restraunt stand up for a cofused little boy that got yelled at buy the owner of the restraunt

    January 29, 2013 at 8:35 am |
  27. william

    people should start standing up for others cause no one should be left out and shouldn't be put in a lot of trouble

    January 29, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  28. chance

    giving the chance to give to a kid that wasnt as popular as most was cool and all .also the fact he came in no matter what with a smile and brighthen every ones day .but you shouldnt feel bad just bc he has a disoder .jus make sure they actually desever the fact of any kinda award...

    January 29, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  29. benjamin

    My cusin AJ was being bullied cause he is autistic but i stood up for him.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  30. brandon

    I think everyone deserves a chance and no one should be predjudice of other people because my frame of mind, i think what wuld i have done if that was me and how hard life would be but instead in this story this guy is always happy and has a positive attitude in life. This country i beileve needs that sort of can do attitude and no more prejudice.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:46 am |
  31. will

    i tihnk its wrong to judge people or make fun of them because you dont know what they go threw everyday and how misrable there life is. I havent really seen someone get bullied if i did i would stick up for them because its not right to pick on people. I believe most people stick up for someone that is getting bullied.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  32. Kendall

    I stand up for people all the time, because sometimes people can't help what they look like,or how they act. People need to stop judging others, and worry about themselves.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:25 am |
  33. Hiroki

    My little sister used to stand up for me. When I was 5 years old, I was often taken to outside by my father after having bad manners, but my little sister stood up in front of him so as not him to go. She always saved me. Now, being a big brother, I want to give my every hand to her whenever she has troubles.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:47 am |
  34. Maddie

    Both the people in the videos deserved to be stood up for. I think it's unfair that people pick on other people because they are different or not as "cool" as them. Just because someone isn't like you or you have self esteem issues, doesn't mean you should take it out on them.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  35. Caitlin

    I don't think that people should be posting stories about how they have done something good or standing up for others. Good character comes from the heart. It shouldn't be public if you have good character then people will know you don't have to tell people.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:41 am |
  36. Grace

    Good character is a really good thing to have. But you shouldn't brag about it to get attention. Its okay to brag if its something really big like donating a million dollars to the homeless. But something little as in donating clothes to a thrift shop, shouldn't be bragged about. It should be an everyday thing.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:42 am |
  37. Dylan

    I don't think that you should brag like "Hey I just helped a kid with downs do homework." I think you should be that way. If you do something good, cool for you. If you had good intentions then you would help him to help him, not to brag about it to your friends.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am |
  38. Undrea

    I think that what they did was nice, Remembering when i stood up for a 2nd grader getting bullied by my grade girls and im in the eigth grade they pulled her hair and pused her. So Not Nice.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  39. Mason

    Well, I dont think that asking people to brag about the good things they have done is right. We should all try and be humble, and if you are a humble person, you shouldnt brag. We all need to try and have "Good Character", and stand up for whats right. I just disagree with the idea of brodcasting what we have done for others.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:49 am |
  40. Britnie

    The thing about this story is that it would be different if someone becides the three men that gave up there crown reported the story or if some one else thought the story was nice and reported it. So before I say my opinion on if this was good character or if it was just gloating I would need to know this fact, but a different person reported this story I do believe this was very good of them to do for him.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:55 am |
  41. Hex

    Well my brother has Autism and kids would pick on him, they lived in the apartment complex and so My sister's and I of course had to "stand up" for him. Another thing I hate is when people use the word such as"retard" and gay, it really upsets me and many others. I do have friends who are Gay, so stop using hateful words towards people and start helping those who need it the most.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am |
  42. Chris

    I was in New York one time and a man tried to pick pocket the guy next to me and a man across the road ran out and caught the guy and returned the wallet.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am |
  43. Brooklyn

    I have stood up for lots of people and my sisters.I have had people stand up for me also.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:28 am |
  44. chrissy

    At my church we have a program that is like a camp for special needs children. Every year there are always the same children that come and have so much fun. Lots of the members of the youth group help out all the kids so that everyone has a good time.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  45. shane

    i stood up for my brother a buly was going to push him i jumped on him

    January 29, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  46. jazmyn/brylee

    What i have experienced before is my best friend Mia stood up for me when i was bullied cause a kid said i was ugly and she said no i wasnt

    January 29, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  47. Marell,

    People who stand up for someone, care, like those 3 boys who offered Scotty to be the home coming king. Zick , Jesse, & Drew are kings for standing up for Scotty and knowing that Scotty is a very nice person . They have honor and respect.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  48. luke

    In preschool i went there and it was one day from my faceplant and two girls laghet at me and nathan told the teacher.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  49. Tessa

    I stood up by helping my friend when somebody was making fun of her.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  50. brandon

    I know some people who stand up for bullying but no one stood up for me

    January 29, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  51. Ibrahim

    Standing up for the "underdog" is a noble gesture and certainly should be praised. I have personally stood up for others on numerous occasions. Not only does it benefit the person I stood up for, but as a person, I feel so good inside. It isn't easy at times, but the final outcome is always the right thing to do. Sherrie

    January 29, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  52. Brennen

    One time I was playing with my friends and another person wanted to play but my friends wouldn't let him and I convinced them to let him play.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  53. Sam

    One time i got picked to be on a basketball team and there was a really nice girl on my team.there was one person who didn't get picked.someone gave there part to the person who did not get picked.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  54. Piper

    i stand up for annika by some one lafeing at her .
    what i did was told the prencabol.
    she said just ignowe her.
    i went to go tell annika she said thank you.
    i said your wolkom.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  55. Kelsie

    i do not know Martin luther king jr. but i do know that he stood up for civil rights.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:50 am |
  56. Jeanetta

    I am helping my mom get ready for the baby by helping set up the room. I am letting the baby have all of my old stuff

    January 29, 2013 at 11:51 am |
  57. sheldon

    My brother has Autism, Asbergers, and is aslo gay. People have made fun of him for his whole life for his disabilities. I love him to death, and i have stood up for him eveer since we were three years old. Now he looks up to me as the best big brother ever. I am proud of my little brother and and I find myself sticking up for him alot.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:54 am |
  58. Jenna,

    My aunt has Down Syndrome and when people tease her I am always the one who stands up for her and try my best to keep her happy. The reason I am so passonate is because my mom told me about Down Syndrome and how she will probaly never have a good job that pays her well and how she will probaly live with her mom all her life. I will always stand up for her, no matterr what.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  59. Sirene

    I feel that is wasn't very nice of what those people said, if they have a problem with kids that have disorders they should take themselves else where.

    I would also thank the waiter and how he stuck up for the family that was very herioc.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  60. JD

    I have a brother whom has autism and he needs a lot of attention and he was not able to go places and do things cause of his disability. some times I wish that people had a little more heart to them instead of them being the way that they are. I do find myself sticking up for him cause they cant leave him alone even after I tell them to please stop or law enforcement will be used to take appropriate action.

    January 29, 2013 at 11:57 am |
  61. Janay


    January 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
  62. Elijah

    I stood up for a special ed kid. He was not smart. People made fun of him .I told them to stop.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm |

    I Remember seeing my friend stand up, for a kid that was being bullied by another kid. it was great to see that because the person didn't worry about being bullied anymore.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  64. mac

    god wants us to stand together so to get there we have to help others

    January 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
  65. Tyler

    i cant remeber standing up for someone but if i did i would be helpful for someone that needs help anytime for anyone

    January 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
  66. Jordan

    i think people are nice and i am nice and i like helpin pepole

    January 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
  67. keegan\

    everyone is the same

    January 29, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
  68. Vicky

    It doesn't matter if someone has down syndrome or any other diseases shouldn't be hated on because its not like they chose to be like that. I'm glad that, that waitor defended Milo.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm |
  69. Molly

    I was waiting for the bus one day and I saw a younger student making fun of a girl because she was wearing all black. I walked up and told her i really liked her outfit and told him to leave her alone because he wouldn't want me to make fun of what he wears. The girl then smiled at me and said thank you, I am proud i stood up her because i know i would want someone to do that for me. 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
  70. Matt

    I had a freind in another school who didn't like "special" kids and would make fun of them every time he saw them.
    once we went to school and he got into a fight with one of them. I stopped the fight by dragging him away from the fight.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
  71. Noelia

    I have a friend that was being acused of somthing she didnt do, she took the punishment but latter i found out and told them the truth about the whole sistuatuion, therefore she was unpunished and given a apology. If it werent for me to stand up and tell the truth she would still be in trouble.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm |
  72. Justin

    my friend was being bullyed and me and another friend stood up for him.
    so in the story i was happy for those peoplle that did good deeds for them.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
  73. Cooper

    One time in grade school,a bully decided it would be funny if I fell of the side of the playground.While i was running with my friend the bully tripped me.Everyone at the playground laughed. everyone but my best friend. He helped me up and told them that they (the bullies) did wrong.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm |
  74. Jack

    once, two people who looked to be 16-17 threw somthing at my little brother and laughed. i stood up for my little brother and told them to find someone their own size to pick on

    January 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
  75. Daniel

    If you have good character you should be nice and not brag that you were nice to somebody because that would sound like that is the first time you have ever been nice. In other words be humble and have good character!

    January 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm |
  76. Zachary

    A kid in the grade younger gets made fun of because of his weight and I got tired of hearing and tried to be a nicer person. I helped this person have some convidence.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm |
  77. Jay

    You shouldn't brag if you have good character becauseit would just make the people you brag to sad and if they are your friends, they might not be your friends anymore.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm |
  78. Katie

    One time i saw 2 girls on the bus bullying another girl on the bus. So, I asked why they were bulying her and they told me. Then, I told them what they were doing was wrong. After that they stopped and became friends.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm |
  79. clay

    I saw two boys not letting another boy play the game that they were playing. They thought that he was not good enough. I saw the kid and he was upset. I asked him if he wanted to play with me.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm |
  80. Emma

    One time I saw these two guys on the bus bullying one of my friends. They were making fun of how she talked. So I told her that it wasnt true, and then i told the bullys that they were being rude and hurting her feelings.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm |
  81. Patrick

    When I staned up for someone is when I was in elametory, a kid in my class named Bohad down sindrom, no one taked to him, no one know what he was saying, and no one haned out with him. I was the who went a way from the croud and I helped him out, I tacked to him, and I haned out with him at school.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm |
  82. Trevor

    I asked kids how they would feel if they were my brother and they were getting picked on. P.S. he is autistic

    January 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm |
  83. Braden

    aspergers runs in my family and my cousun has it knowone likes to be around him during family occasions exept for me. he is really fun to play with. i just dont know why nobody wants to hang out with him,not even his 3 brothers but still i am the only one how plays with him

    January 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm |
  84. bryan

    I think character is judged by how you act, not anything else.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
  85. grant

    I think wat they did was beyond helpfull,if only every one was like that then it would be a hole lot easer

    January 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm |
  86. Bennett

    I believe character is something that is rarely seen but when it is it makes you tingle inside. When you see someone being kind to someone or doing a good deed for someone it makes you want to be like them. I think that if you have character and can show people you have it then other people will want to be kind and they will want to have character. Ultimitley it could lead to people doing amazing things for others just turning into a normal everyday occurence.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm |
  87. Railee

    I think that it was very thoughtful of the waiter to help out that specail needs kid when the other family behind them was being rude and disrepectful to him. Also I thought that was kind of those kids in high school to have that special needs kid to become homecomming king because not all the kids who are like that become rewared with something like that.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
  88. Zach

    I saw my friend was getting picked on, so i stepped in and helped him, and eventually the guy went away after a few minutes of arguing.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  89. Liam

    I stand up for a boy named Sean every day by just talking to him and helping him and being his friend. He has disability but that doesn't change how people see him.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  90. Hunter

    I've stood up for kids. Whenever I see someone making fun of someone of any kind and they don't say anything I like to stand up for them and tell the other person to not do that cause not only it's not nice no one needs to be treated that way anybody if they have a disability's or anything it's just something I like to do because it's nice to do.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  91. colton

    I split my head open and my friend took me to the office.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
  92. Jacob

    I stood up for a girl I know that was getting called names for some of my other friends.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
  93. Garrison

    I personally have tried to stand up for anyone who is suffering or who is going through ruff times, so I try to stand up for the weaker side. and I try to stand up for people who are getting bullied, because I think if it was me i would want someone to back me up so I dont feel helpless.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm |
  94. Dylan

    Today after watching this broadcast I thought it was amazing that the high school did such a god thing for that young man. I would hope to think my school could do such a thing for a kid with special needs. People Are Awesome

    January 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm |
  95. Ryan

    I once saw some people making fun of another person with mental disabilities on my bus and I told those people to stop doing that and then they ended up stopping and apologizing to that person.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm |
  96. Aniya

    I think that what the students did for Scottie was really nice of them.They didn't judge him but called him the life of the school.Scottie is really appreciative of his home coming medal .That's why I think what those seniors did for Scottie was a really amazing thing to do.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  97. Anabelle

    Well, I think standing up for others means to always be by someone's side and never let them down. That's what standing up for others means to me.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm |
  98. Kaliyo

    One day me and my friend Antonio and my mom went to the store.My money got lost and my freind bought me something.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm |
  99. Valissa

    One day i some one was messing with someone i new and i stood up for them.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm |
  100. francisco

    The time I witnessed bullying is when I was at a park and a kid was playing a game and a kid wanted to play with him but he said no.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  101. jordan

    when I saw some standing up for another person is when some one was trying to play agame and help them

    January 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  102. Maritza

    One time my friend Omontay was getting bullied so my other friend Jayleen said to my other friend to just ignore and my friend Jaleen went over there and hugged him and it was not funny what the bully said about Omontay. i was really proud of Jayleen because she stud up for my friend and her friend.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  103. DyMun

    One tine some one was being mean to me and my friend got a demirt for helping me when some one was being mean.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  104. KEYLAN

    a time when someone who stand up for me is my sister because when this person was bulling me

    January 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  105. Anthony


    January 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  106. deion

    I hold the door for my mom.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  107. jayleen

    I remember when arlene was standing up for me when someone was hurting my feelings that's when she respected me.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  108. chance

    I have stood up for my brother before so kids would not hit him or cuss at him

    January 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  109. Marsell

    to help someone if they getting bulled tell a teacher stand up.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  110. Anonymous

    I remember a time when I stand for my best when she needed me . She didn't know how to do it and they were making fun of her .So I had to stand up for her and help her out.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  111. Olivia

    I have experienced people being mean to my sister and I stood up for her and she said thanks your always there for me.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  112. kelten

    one time at my birthday party all of my friends were at the skating rink with me and everyone had already gotten skates accept for me and two of my friends but they only had two pares of skates left so me and one of my friends got skates and my other friend said he didnt want to skate so i gave my skates to him and told him that he skate

    January 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  113. Jillian and Tyler

    One time Johnson, Vorhees, and Martucci donated Joplin eagle t.shirts and also Joplin eagle hats and pencils and we thought that was very nice and generous of them to do that.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  114. Destiny

    I remember a time when I had to help my friend. They were making fun of her because she did't know how to do it.And so I had to help her out.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  115. Marsell

    To help someone if they getting bulled tell a teacher stand up. If someone is talking about someone say stop talking about them or tell a teacher. If someone is fighting you need to tell someone instead of fighting tell speak up tell teacher parent stand up. If someone mess with you tell teacher I can't seat right here or he talking to me can I move speak up for yourself.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  116. Ricardo

    like in the last 2 years it was my birthday i was doing a scooter race with 2 of my friends and then i was going so fast that i could not control the scooter then i fell i had blood all over my nose then my friends helped me up the rest of my body was fine but not my nose the blood stood on for a month that is how long it felt

    January 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  117. Brady

    when my friend was in the park and he stood up for me.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  118. Branna

    A time i saw someone standing up is when my friend Kayce was standing up for me. That was so cool.My friend Kayce is so awesome.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
  119. Micah

    I can't quite remember all the images but I once stood up for my friend Morgan. Even though I don't really remember it she always reminds me every time I see her. She'll never forget that and that's what matters

    January 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm |
  120. Thane

    one of my friends stood up for me when i was getting bulled.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm |
  121. Jade

    My cousin Nicki has Down Syndrome and alot of people make fun of her she 23 and nobody likes her. I wish people would be nice to her like people are to Scotty.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm |
  122. Marcelino

    one time I stood up for my cousin by,he was getting bullied so then I told the kid to stop but he didn't stop so then I told my aunt

    January 29, 2013 at 2:36 pm |
  123. Anthony

    My little brother has Autism and he can't talk so he gets made fun of a lot so i nthink it is my duty to stick up for him. One time a kid said "what is his problem" That really made me upset so i told the kid that he has Autism. Then the boy said sorry to my little bro. 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm |
  124. Megan

    I wrote about character and I think that they should not judge people with Down Syndrome they were born with it. I wish that people wouldnt judge people with Down Syndrome because then other people get really sad and might start to cry...

    January 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
  125. Sam

    A very nice kid named charlie autisnm was wasnt havent a happy life because pleople wouldnt pick him to be on a team and wouldnt talk to him. So I wanted to pick him on my team for any sport and he became very happy and that made my day so then I tryed to get my freinds to help me plan a birthday party for him at school on his birthday. So then we did and now the teachers are proud of me and my freinds, so now me and charlie are really good friends.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
  126. Robenson

    I think people shouldn't judge people on what they wear, look like, or how they speak. People should pay attention to their personality instead of what they look like.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm |
  127. Joe

    One time i saw a half-friend of mine being bullied. He was not really my friend but i knew it would be right to stand up for him so i just stood up next to him. Other people saw what i was doing and a couple of my friends stood next to me also. Soon the bullies saw what was happening and left.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
  128. Antoinette

    One time while I was at my locker, I was talking to my friends. The person who had a locker close to mine came by and told my friends to "move" he didn't do so in such a nice way either, he used words I will not repeat. My friend moved without saying anything but I couldn't just stand by and let that boy treat her that way so I told him about what he did wrong, of course he used his vile language on me too and acted like he didn't care but at least I did something.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
  129. Alec

    One time i saw this kid being bullied and i went up to the kids that were bulling him and said "leave him alone" and the kids left and the kid that was being bullied went on with his day.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
  130. Tytianna

    One time a friend of mine stood up for me when I was being bullied by a group of kids. It was nice of them because people like me get bullied frequently.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
  131. Brandon

    Well this topic is a vary important topic because lots of times have I seen people stand up for others and I have stood up for the people that need it. I was in a resteront in Ohio and the people were high school students picking on theere water,and this older man stepped in and corrected them to defend the water.Later they were asked to never come back to that restaurant again.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
  132. Isa Abdul

    my cousin angie stood up for me when ever someone called me a freak but it`s okay my cousin will be there in good times or worse

    January 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
  133. Caitlyn

    This one time I was walking down the school hallways and I saw someone standing up for my friend Sean. He was walking down the hallway and someone had pushed him over while they were running in the halls. One of the girls in the hall that saw it happen went to help him from the floor and found the person that had knocked him over. She made them apologized and because he is such a nice person he forgave them.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
  134. Jessica

    One time I saw a kid being picked on because he was short/small. He was being bullied by a much taller kid. Then a group of other kids came and stopped the kid that was bullying the smaller kid.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
  135. mollyre

    In kindergarten one of my friends stood up for me, a girl from a grade above us was friends with my friend Jordan she said that Jordan should play with her and not me. Nut Jordan stood up for me and i knew she was a perfect friend for me.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
  136. Jake

    The time that I stood up for a person was when I was this school year. I saw a 7th grader making fun of one of the special students that is also in 7th grade. The boy was making fun of him because he can't talk in fluent sentences and he tends to stutter (not that he can control it.) I couldn't really hear what he was saying but when I heard him laughing I knew that this couldn't be good. So I moved my way up the seats on the bus and when I found out that he was calling him names that is when I had to draw the line. I told my friend and we both confronted the the boy and we asked him why he would pick on someone that was special. And that is the time I stood up for someone.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
  137. Hannah

    No one should care about how we aren't the same. They should embrace our differences and indivialalty.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
  138. Maija

    One time, my friend saw a bunch of girls talking to each other. When another girl came over to talk with them, they rejected her because "her shirt was ugly". The girl left, sad because she was rejected, mad at those girls for being so mean, and angry that she wore that shirt. My friend then went up to her, and told her that she thought her shirt was super cute. They ended up eating lunch together and are still friends to this day.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
  139. Bob

    I think that kids with down syndrome are very nice and that those kids deserve to be treated nicely back. Those people in the restaurant should not have said that because that was really mean. Those kids that voted tat kid in for homecoming were nice

    January 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
  140. Jonathan

    Some people should be punished for hate crimes if you disrespect special ed kids. There is no difference between that and the seperation of blacks and whites.

    January 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm |
  141. Blake

    I have been very kind to other guys at my school like pasiing the football to them, people need to start doing things like that.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  142. mary

    i have a s.e. class at my school, and almost everyone i know steers clear of them. in my book, thAts just plain wrong. Thats why just go along, minding my own buisness in hopes that others will follow my influence and realize that they are human too.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  143. Racheal

    I use to help out at my elementry school's special ed. classes. Sience i was ahead of everyone I would go down to their class and be an assistant "teacher". I LOVE all of them to pieces!!!!! Once you get to know them they are so sweet and smart. just because they are different doesn't make them freaks, different is good right!?!?!?!

    January 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  144. rutta

    One day after school i was taking the bus and there was a old man who fell. there were kids who were lagging and i got mad and told them how would fill if that was some one you know . i got up and help him get up like a woman

    January 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
  145. ahliya

    i honest don't remember at time when i was being bullied or when someone was getting bullied because the school i went to we all knew each other and we all like each other

    January 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
  146. casiana

    I have stood up for someone who has special needs. I have to do it almost everyday. I have to stand up for my sister Valentina. She has autism. It is so worth it. I love her so much. I would do anything for that girl. I LOVE YOU SIS (:

    January 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
  147. sabrinna

    i got bullied in middle school because i was helping push a handy cap kid to his class. All the kids would laugh and call me dumb and that i looked stupid. But i just kept walking and got him to class not caring what they said because i knew i was doing something good for someone.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
  148. Carter

    Once when I was younger, there was this old kid and sometimes people would pick on him because he suffered from Dwarfism and had a hard time going down our school stairs. Once, I stuck up for him and told people that it wasn't right to make fun of him and they should not judge him upon his health or appearance, but on his character.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm |
  149. chazz

    ive been bullied alot of times i hate it but that doesnt sop me from being myself. I have stood up for people at my school who everyone thinks is weird for just getting their lunch.i think bullying should stop its pointless.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
  150. Janice

    I got bullied in 7th grade in Korea only becuase of my skin color but a girl stood up for me.

    January 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
  151. Rachel

    I once almost got bullied in 7th grade in Korea by a fat, but real deliquent girl just because my skin was darker than other Koreans and I am one of the high students in my whole school, but my other best friends stood up for me and now she is the one who's outcast in our class.

    January 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
  152. Zhaleh

    In order to be considered heroic, standing up for others is essential. Having someone’s back is the right thing to do when they are in a state of vulnerability. Throughout history, Mahatma Gandhi, an advocator for peace, stood up for what he felt was right and never backed down. Persevering for independence for the Indians with keen respect and tranquility were someone of the actions that he took when standing by his country. While completing these tasks, he knew he would have to attain consequences after, but weathering through the hardships with his followers, described the meritorious behavior Gandhi has. Clearly, performing acts of kindness is imperative when helping others.

    January 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
  153. Tara

    Back in middle school i had a friend who was picked on. The last time they did I told them to back off.

    January 29, 2013 at 5:33 pm |
  154. sadie

    My neighbor has autism and sometimes people in my grade talk about how he does weird things sometimes. I tell them he can't help it because he can't! Everyone should help out kids that are in need.

    January 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm |
    • Emma Grace

      My brother is autistic and he does weird things at home, too. Never be afraid to help someone with special needs.

      January 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
  155. Christina

    My friend, Lily, has cancer. Every month, we have 'Class MVP of the Month' in our class. When the kids get to vote for who gets the prize and whoever wins, gets a coupon to Menchies (an ice cream parlor) and 3 homework passes. She was desperate to get it. I was her only friend. Everyone either didn't talk to her, or thought she was weird. When I won the title about 2 weeks ago, I gave her the prize and we both went to eat ice cream after school.

    January 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm |
  156. Amanda

    My friend, Samantha, stood up for me when I was getting bullied by these really snobby girls. She wrote a note to our science teacher, and she told me she is in impact club and would talk to the teacher of the impact club, if they could do a bullying program.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm |
  157. Aaminah

    For 2 years I felt really unneeded and then a girl I knew stood up for me when i was being bullied and changed my life. It helped me realize that I have to stop underestimating myself and that there are a lot of people who care about me. Ever since, when I see someone bullied, i stand up to them...becuase it may be those few words that can change your life.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm |
    • Ava

      Aaminah, that story makes me feel wonderful inside. You are a very brave person, standing up to bullies. And that girl that stood up for you is brave, too. I hope that you will remain strong your whole life.

      January 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
  158. Emma Grace

    I have an autistic brother in 4th grade. People in my grade make fun of me for spending so much time with him. When I heard how the boy with down-syndrome was treated, I almost lost my head. I am friends with many special needs kids and I'm not afraid to show. Kids with special needs can be special ANYWHERE!!!

    January 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
  159. Kyrah

    I saw a girl once who nobody talked to and went to go talk to her, she seemed happy that she got a new friend

    January 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm |
  160. Fransisco

    Ive stood up for people in the past, it a feels really good when the person you stood up for is happy also when you help other people, in a way you are helping your self.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm |
  161. Dayanna

    At my old school a girl got picked on almost everyday.She would get pushed around,called names,etc. One day I had enough and told the bullies to leave her alone,we immediately went to the principal and got it resolved.That girl is my best friend today.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm |
  162. Bianca

    My friend stood up for me when a girl was being mean to me.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm |
  163. Nicholas

    When supporting others, it is substantial to be stopping the violence. Lending a hand or just giving a friendly comment is exemplifying this kind of character. Once, on a television show, a child had been picked on for being different. Later on the show, his brother was fed up with all the chastising being done and stepped in to defend his brother. Truly, this kind of character is represented everywhere and anywhere to render that people should stand up for what's right. Limpidly, this concocts an idea of what a regular person should do and become a meritorious paragon for this deed.

    January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm |
  164. Mia

    I see people standing up for each other everyday, whether it's from someone saying something mean, or just when someone isn't being very nice. It just really makes your day when you know that someone has the courage and loyalty to take a stand for what's right.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
  165. selena

    I remember when I stood up for my friend. It was his Birthday party activity. We were going ice skating indoors. A group of teenage boys where making fun of his ranger jersey. I skated towards them and said "CJ, are these boys bothering you?" The boys started making fun of my ranger jersey. I told them stop it . They stopped it because we were out of time to skate. When we were leaving to go to the restrant for food, I saw the leader of boys. I out the boy to my mom. Sadly, the boy never got caught. The moral of my story is that even a friend can stop a bully for you if you can't.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm |
  166. andrew

    i think that martin luther king jr. or rosa parks the both stood up for the african american pepole it think they both are great role models.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm |
  167. andrew

    a time i saw someone being nice that i know was one of my freinds who will talk and take care of our freind with downs-syndrome and we talk and watch out for him not letting bad theings that people say effect him i treat him like a brother.

    January 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm |
  168. Ricely

    Standing up for individuals is a vital part of a kind persons life. Gladly, many people take the time to just brighten up a persons day. During lunch, Kiara saw a girl sitting by herself. She looked very sad, as if she was going through something. Feeling sorry for her, Kiara went up to her and started talking to her with a smile as big as an watermelon. Kiara felt very proud of herself for making the girl feel jubilant and joyful. Patently, just smiling at someone can make their day as bright as the sun.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:14 pm |
  169. Nixon

    It is always Nice to see one kid stand out of a Whole school who is always Smiling and you just want it to stay like that.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
  170. cj

    welli for one make friends just by being nice i don't know how but i just can

    January 30, 2013 at 8:52 am |
  171. gates

    One day is seen my friend getting bullied by this big guy and he was little so stood up for him cause he wouldent stand up for himself he have not bullied anyone since that day...

    January 30, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  172. Maddie

    I once had friends in 5th grade who were being picked on by mean girls. I tried to stand up, but I had know idea where to find these girls. So I showed my support by just being there for them and trying to give them advice.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:50 am |
    • Maddie

      What I meant to say was I had NO idea where to find these girls, not know. My mistake.

      January 30, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  173. danny

    When you stand up for some one you feel good about yourself and you did something right

    January 30, 2013 at 9:56 am |
  174. Ceara

    People should start to stand up for people because bullying is not right. no one should have to go through all of the pain from bullying. I hate to see people in pain from bullying. if i had a choice, i would punish everyone who bullies someone. If they don't like to be bullied, then why bully others?

    January 30, 2013 at 10:24 am |
  175. Anthony

    I think that there is nothing more you can do for a friend than stand up for them. I stand up for my friend because they respect me. Even if they were not my friends I would stand up for them.

    January 30, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  176. Corbin

    I have stand up for my family and they stand up for me and I am proud.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:01 am |
  177. shawn

    I have stood up for my best friend 3 or 4 times but I can't sand up for him any more because we are at differnt schools this year.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:17 am |
  178. paidyn

    One time there was this girl I new she got made fun of a lot and I felt bad for her so I went over to hang out with her and she liked it a lot.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:17 am |
  179. Madison

    I have been a friend to people and others have stand up for me. I have been sported by my friend with my dysgraphia.

    January 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm |
  180. Laura

    A friend of mine at my moms school said something about one of my mom's students that was my friend saying. " Look at her, she's ugly." I didn't like what she said so I said " hey she's my friend and I don't like what you said" and went over and talked to her because nobody talked to but I do.She seemed happy that she had a friend.

    January 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm |
  181. Landon

    We do not have as much good character now, but this could change how some people think.

    January 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm |
  182. Sydney

    Unfortunately, humanity has always abhored anything or anyone different from them. However, in this case, Zeke, Jesse, and Drew stood up for what they believed was right and ended up making a meritorious decision that will forever be remembered by their peers. In the late twentieth century, Nelson Mandela also stood up for people he thought were treated unjustly. Initially seeming daunting, a decision to make a stand can greatly impact others' lives, as in the case of Mandela. Incredibly, South Africa now has put its dark past in the past under the guidance of Mandela and his successors. Similarly, people can get over rough parts of their lives with the support of others.

    January 31, 2013 at 7:56 am |
  183. Jack

    I had a friend named Leif that would always try to help the victims of bullying and try to stop it

    January 31, 2013 at 9:31 am |