This Mother Epically Facebook-Shamed Her Bully Son
A 12-year-old boy has been Facebook shamed by his mother, whose post about her son's bullying actions went viral.
Terri Day Evans, 30, was mortified to find out that her son Jacob stamped on a girl's foot so hard he broke her shoe, so decided to publicly shame him.
Using the hashtag #Iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse, Evans said she would be making Jacob use his birthday money to buy the girl new shoes and a bunch of flowers as a way of apologising.
Jacob has since written the girl a letter:
Sorry about breaking your shoes, I really didn't mean to. I don't really know why I did it but I promise I won't do it again. I will fix your shoes.
Speaking to MailOnline today, the mother-of-four said she had put up the post (which now has more than 55,000 likes) to show her son's friends the severity of what he had done and had no regrets posting it.
However Evans did say she felt terrible it had gone viral, as it was only for her immediate facebook friends and her son's facebook friends to see.
"I stand by my actions but my intention was for his friends to see it not the whole country to see it. The only thing I could do was show his mates that he is not big and he is not clever and he can feel just a tiny bit of what that little girl felt. He has apologised to her, he wrote her a letter the same night and took it to school the next day. It was the first time he has ever done anything like that and I wanted to make sure that it was the last."
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