Toronto man raises $200K for elderly bus monitor bullied by students in viral video
Toronto’s Max Sidorov has never met Karen Klein, the 68-year-old bus monitor mercilessly bullied by schoolchildren in a viral video, but because of him, she’s poised to receive thousands of dollars to go on a luxury vacation.
The video, shot on a bus in Greece, New York, records middle school students peppering the grandmother with insults, calling her fat, taunting her for sweating and asking her if she has a sexually transmitted disease.
“I really felt almost heartbroken to see that people would do such a thing to a nice lady,” Mr. Sidorov, 25, said in an interview with the National Post. “So, I just thought I had to do something about it.”
I can’t watch this video because, quite honestly, seeing old people sad kills me. That being said, I really love that so many people were so affected by this (although I sort of feel as though maybe donating money isn’t really going to lessen her pain or the damage, unless she’s given enough to retire and not have to ride with those little assholes any more). I really do want to hear whether or not those students get punished or anything. Because after reading the articles about it and some of the things they said, those kids really need to get their asses handed to them one way or another. And their parents need to sit down and think about the mistakes they made in raising their kids, maybe send them off an ice floe and start over again with new ones or something.