WARNING: The following story may be distressing and triggering for some.
A devastated mother has shared heartbreaking footage of her nine-year-old son begging for a rope to end his life after he was viciously bullied at school over his dwarfism.
Yarraka Bayles, from Brisbane, shared vision of her son Quaden sobbing after she picked him up from school.
The video, which has been viewed almost five million times, shows the distraught young boy saying: “I just want to stab myself in the heart… I want someone to kill me”.
He adds, “Give me a rope, I want to kill myself”.
Since the video was uploaded, Yarraka and Quaden have been inundated with beautiful messages of support. The Indigenous All Stars NRL team has even got in touch with the family, asking Quaden to walk them onto the pitch this Saturday.
Yarraka shared the video publicly on Facebook in a bid to raise awareness about the devastating effects of bullying.
“We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights,” she says in the video.
“But this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid!”
She adds, “‘This is the impact bullying has on a nine-year-old kid who just wants to go to school, get an education and have fun but every single freaking day something happens.”
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