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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFTT)- Jacob Snyder's father, Kyle, said his son is a gentle kid. He would do anything for anybody. He loves his classmates.
Unfortunately his son Jacob has been picked on because of his weight and how he talks.
"I got pushed over once, it's been really hard," he said.
Monday afternoon Jacob walked out to a crowd of people offering encouraging words and hugs thanks to a Facebook post taking off like rapid fire.
"It's great that people share it on social media, but let's get out here and be a part. lets go to those pta meetings, lets go and get the word out there that bullying is not cool," Brent Warfield, Director of the United Motorcycle Enthusiasts said.
That's just what Brent Warfield and the United Motorcycle Enthusiasts did. They showed up in person joined by members of the military whom Jacob admires.
"Brent's post went viral in our community, and it ended up being nationwide with thousands of shares, tons of comments, likes, and that's how we kind of organized people to be here today. The military, the veterans, we serve to defend in all aspects. We want to defend anti-bullying and promote Jacob's well being," Derrick Ross said.
They say it's a process that takes effort from parents and schools to end this problem.
"Our goal is to make sure when kids come in, that they understand what the expectations are, and that we're teaching them to be respectful, and kind to one another.
That's just part of what we do," Krista Stockman with Fort Wayne Community Schools said.
Along with members of the military, there were over 40 bikers that came out in support of Jacob.
Jacob said this is something he'll never forget.
- Bikers offer support to end bullying for student
- Bikers help parents recognize bullying
- Bikers help victims of school bus bullying
- Bikers escort Snider freshman to school, stand up against bullying
- Bikers asking the community to stand up against bullying
- Bikers hold event to bring awareness to suicide and bullying
- Local biker organization helps women's shelter
- Students at Lincoln Elementary standing up against bullying
- Students show support for show choir director
- Van Wert schools offering student safety hotline