A Texas father found himself profoundly frustrated after his young children revealed that a bus bully had been harassing them, but rather than encourage them to fight back, he told them to give the boy a small gift that changed everything.
It all started when Vaughaligan Walwyn, a Houston-based Christian rapper and pastor, heard from his daughter, Phoenix, 8, and his son, Kingston, 7, that another boy was calling them names on the bus.
"It made me feel like I just wanted to yell at him," Phoenix recently told KHOU-TV of the bus bully.
The faith leader and his wife initially worked with school administrators to remedy the situation, but to no avail. While their complaint briefly halted the harassment, it wasn't long before it started up again.
Looking for a more permanent — and constructive — solution, Walwyn said that he turned to the Lord.
"I prayed about it and God said, 'You know what? Let's get this kid a Bible, tell him Jesus loves him and invite him to church,'" the pastor told KHOU-TV.
Walwyn had previous written in a May 4 Facebook post that he knew that taking matters into his own hands by "going on the bus and acting a fool" wouldn't have been a viable approach.
So, Walwyn told Phoenix and Kingston to hand the bus bully a copy of the Bible, which they did — and everything changed. Two minutes after the Bible was handed over, they said that the young boy who had been harassing them apologized and hasn't bothered them since.
"He just said, 'Thank you' and, 'Sorry for that stuff we did to you," Phoenix told the outlet.
Walwyn said he was delighted and surprised that the Bible plan worked.
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