Alex Thomas, Rare.us and Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
DEKALB COUNTY, Ind.
The mother of a middle school boy who was bullied at his school was worried about her son and said that he once contemplated suicide. But the boy’s confidence was restored after a group of local motorcyclists completed a compassionate act.
When Brent Warfield, who works at a motorcycle shop near the boy, Phil Mick, and his mother, Tammy Mick, heard about the situation, he called on the United Motorcycle Enthusiasts, a group that organizes charity rides.
According to WXIN, Warfield is the director of the group, and he wrote on Facebook that he was organizing a special ride to support Phil on his first day as a sixth grader.
More than 50 bikers showed up in support of Phil and escorted him to school. Some came from more than an hour away, according to WXIN, and they had breakfast and prayed with Phil in the morning before the escort.
Videos and photos from the ride show a large amount of motorcycles and bikers. On Facebook, Warfield wrote, “The Motorcycle Community has come together to help stand up against bullying and show our support for those that are getting bullied.”
And it wasn’t just motorcyclists showing their support. In a thank-you post, Warfield wrote that non-riders “helped buy school supplies for Phil.” He thanked the community, saying, “(If) it weren’t for all the Big Hearted Bikers and loving, giving community ... the things I do would not be possible.”
According to WXIN, Warfield’s group is doing a ride next month to raise awareness about bullying and suicide prevention.
“We want to get our message out there that we are here for our youth. They are not alone,” Warfield told WXIN.