West Michigan Boy Who Stood Up To YouTube Bullies Gets Invited to White House
An 11-year-old Hartford boy recently did something very brave: he confronted online bullies by reading their hurtful comments out loud and posting the video to YouTube.
Logan's bold message "to encourage other people to not bully people online and to encourage other people that have been bullied to not let words hurt them” is getting a lot of attention, including that of the White House.
Logan's video, in which he encounters harsh and hateful words like "It's funny because he is fat" and "I hope he gets cancer", has been viewed more than 800,000 times on YouTube. You can watch it here.
Wood TV 8 reports one of Logan's supporters is White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, who tweeted "You are stronger than anyone's hurtful words. We could all learn something from you and your dad!"
Josh added that he one day hopes to have as much courage as his son and has also posted an update to YouTube:
"Logan's birthday is in a couple weeks and people have expressed a desire to be able to leave him birthday wishes. I'm currently trying to find a way to make this birthday extra special. If anyone has any ideas let me know. After going through the difficulty of this video I want to make this birthday his best yet... After many many requests for us to do so, we have setup a PO Box for people to send Logan birthday cards and fan mail."
If you'd like to send birthday cards or a hello to Logan the address is:
PO BOX 489
Hartford, MI 49057