Eleven-year-old Phil Mick was nervous to start his first day of sixth grade.
According to his mom, Tammy Mick of Auburn, Indiana, Phil had confessed that he didn’t want to return to class after being bullied during his final year of elementary school.
“He was hiding it,” Tammy Mick told ABC News. “He came home with bumps and bruises. He said he wanted to end his life and I stepped up as parent and tried to get things taken care of.”
On Tuesday, Phil showed up for class with 50 bikers on motorcycles behind him. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO)
Brent Warfield, sales manager of KDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service and a mutual friend of the Mick family, decided to step in and help after hearing about Phil’s situation.
“I met Phil and I met Tammy and she had told be about him getting bullied,” Warfield told ABC News. “I said, ‘Well next year get a hold of me and we can give him an escorted ride to school.’”
“When you hear an 11-year-old-kid talking about getting kicked and picked on all because they don’t have as much money or wear nice clothes, being overweight and then having an 11-year-old son myself, it reached down deep and hit me,” he said.
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