A fifth-grade boy from California, Aiden Vasque, was hospitalized earlier this week after he refused to fight back against bullies. Wonder what his reason was for not fighting back? “It’s not the Jedi way”.
His mother, Lizette Casanova, claims this is the third year in a row that her son has gotten bullied at Two Bunch Palms Elementary School in Desert Hot Springs, California. “Yes he is different…BUT REALLY!?! Now we’re making hospital visits,” she said. Aiden Vasquez was taken to the emergency room after his mother said he was punched in the face by a bully. The bully first called him a bad name and then took his backpack. “Give me my backpack. Give me my backpack,'” he recalled asking the boy. “I went to go get it and then — pop.” He ended up in the hospital, suffering from a black eye and a laceration on his eyebrow.
“For those telling me I should tell my son to FIGHT BACK OR Hurt the kid [sic] we’re not those kinds of people,” Casanova wrote on Facebook. “I don’t need to fight with fists to prove a point. My son is incredibly gifted and that’s all I have to teach him to embrace he will be someone one day trust and believe! #StopBullying.”
The Facebook post has been shared thousands of times, and I got around to a Jedi himself. Mark Hamill tweeted, “SHOUT OUT to Aiden Vazquez for his courage & wisdom in the face of adversity. I’m so proud of you for showing that you can be a Jedi in real life. Congratulations, Aiden- The Force will be with YOU… Always!!! Your fan, mh.”
SHOUT OUT to Aiden Vazquez for his courage & wisdom in the face of adversity. I'm so proud of you for showing that you can be a Jedi in real life. Congratulations, Aiden- The Force will be with YOU… Always!!!
Your fan, mh https://t.co/jkWqrhMaC0
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 29, 2018
“I’m astonished by his wisdom & courage such a tender age,” tweeted Mark Hamill. “I may be a fictional Jedi, but this boy is the real deal. Not sure how to reach out to him, but I hope he sees this message & knows how much I admire him.”
That’s a pretty cool move from Mark Hamill.
Source: NY Post
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