A US mum has melted hearts across the world with a sweet social media tribute to a kindly boy who saved her daughter from a potentially embarrassing incident on a school bus.
In the now viral message – shared on the Facebook page Gurgaon Moms and later appearing on Reddit – the mum reveals that the boy came to her daughter’s aid after she got her period on her daily school commute.
Explaining how he became the unwitting hero of the day, she writes:
‘My daughter started her period on the bus ride home today,’ she said.
‘A boy a year older than her… that she doesn’t really know… pulled her aside and whispered in her ear that she had a stain on the back of her pants.’
And rather than stop there the boy took another adorable step to ensure her daughter wouldn’t become the subject of teasing by other pupils.
Continuing she added that he even ‘gave her his sweater to tie around her waist so she could walk home off of the bus.’
Hundreds of users commented on the touching post – part of Reddit’s ‘Little Humans Being Bros thread’ – praising the youngster for stepping in.
One wrote: ‘How impressive that he thought to do this even. When I was in middle school if I saw this I’d probably never put two and two together or thought to help this girl out.’
A second added: ‘Well, this guy is literally being a bro to this girl. I vote this most appropriate post of the year.’
A third continued: ‘Very chivalrous of the boy. Good on him!’
While another gushed: ‘It’s so amazing to hear some parents are still raising the perfect little gentleman. What a beautiful story. I truly hope my boy turns out just this way.’
Another had offered up a sweet prediction for the boy’s future: ‘That boy will grow up to be a good husband to some lucky girl one day.’
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