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Boy, 10, Gets Bullies For His Iron Man Costume, Mom Responds With This Post

Kids can be mean, but Evan is such as awesome boy!

Bullying in any form always hurts. Hurtful words are akin to a knife that stabs right through the heart. While physical wounds heal, it’s different with words, and you can’t really heal them. One can only try their best to console a child, and hopefully, they can grow out and forget about those painful memories.

Jill Stahl Struckman shares the story from Halloween about her 10-year-old boy, Evan, who got bullied over his Halloween costume.

For the spooky season, the boy decided to be Tony Stark, the billionaire hero from Marvel.

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Evan totally rocked it – just look at him. He’s so in character and excited for school!

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You don’t mess with Mr. Stark!

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Yep, that’s him, alright.

But unfortunately, reality can be very disappointing. Jill got called back 20 minutes later to the sound of her son sobbing.

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His mom never gave up on him, and Evan made a choice to RETURN.

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A thrilling comeback by the one and only Iron Man!

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His mom thanked everyone who’s been sending supportive messages for Evan on her Facebook posts!

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While we do not condone any kind of violence towards kids (even if they’re bullies!), we totally love the energy they’re showing.

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Jill doesn’t accept donations and hopes that others can be motivated to donate to people in need. But she does accept cards!

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Evan’s story even made it to Fox News, and Jill shared some more about the incident.

“He’s a kid who has always put himself out there,” the mom spoke to Fox. “Every year, I’m worried all day that he’s going to get picked on. And he just usually doesn’t care. He gets looks and whatever, but for the most part, it’s positive. It’s just never an issue.”

She added that her boy is a ball of confidence who’d arrive in a tuxedo for picture day. But on Halloween’s day, the boy broke down. Jill recalled a phone call she got less than half an hour after getting on the bus, “They told me that they had him sitting there, and he was really, really upset.”

“He said they told him, ‘You look stupid’ and that ‘everyone is going to think you look stupid’ and everyone was going to make fun of him,” she continued. He even apologized because he washed off the goatee they worked so hard on.

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But she cheered him up, “I said, ‘Well, you did look awesome. You did look awesome; you know you looked awesome. So you’re letting the words of just a few people, you’re letting that define you?’”

“So we jetted back home and did his makeup within five minutes, just did it real quick, and we were back at school, I mean, within an hour, we were back at school.”

“It would have been easier for him to come home. But I really felt like if he doesn’t get back in there, then he’s not going to be the kid who puts himself out there anymore. This is going to change him. He’s not going to wear the tuxedo or the business suit on picture day. This is going to change him, because he, at that point, he’s let what others think of him define him.”

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