Jaylin was bullied himself, and stepped up for a fellow student in need. Source: Treyanna Nicole Brown-Mitchell
LIVINGSTON PARISH (WVUE) –
A Livingston Parish mother is beaming with pride after she learned about an act of kindness her son did for a fellow student in need.
Treyanna Nicole Brown-Mitchell said her son Jaylin was riding the bus to Martha Vineyard Elementary school this week when he saw a student being bullied.
Mitchell said her son Jaylin overheard other students making fun of a boy for not having a belt.
Jaylin was not the only one to take notice. His bus driver Kelli McCormick also noticed, and made plans to buy the boy a belt this weekend.
Jaylin beat her to the punch.
According to Mitchell, without her knowledge Jaylin went to school the next day with one of his belts to give to the boy.
McCormick saw Jaylin give the belt to the bullied boy and told his teachers and the principal about it.
An email was sent to Mitchell saying that Jaylin would be recognized for his kindness.
The email read:
"I wish I could clone him and spread him throughout the school," Melissa Ryan, Martha Vineyard Elementary school principal said. "Congrats mom on a job well done raising this precious child!"
Mitchell said after seeing Jaylin get bullied last year, she was very impressed to see him step up and show his classmates how to treat people.
"For me as a mom he allows me to see that he is no longer afraid and that change is coming," Mitchell said. "He has the resources and the good guidance to become more of what is around him, and he proved his self worth of it all. I am one proud mom."