Bullied Child's Incredible Journey After Heartbreaking Video Of Him Crying Went Viral

By maks in Showbiz On 11th June 2024

A young boy who faced bullying at school has since built a very successful acting career.

Quaden Bales, an Australian youngster, became a viral sensation a few years back when his mom posted a deeply moving video on social media.

In the video, she detailed how her son had been bullied and made a heartfelt plea for others to educate their children.

In the emotional video, Quaden, who was born with dwarfism, was visibly devastated, shedding tears after a rough day at school.

However, a few years have passed since those tough times, and Quaden has made significant strides in the entertainment industry, landing roles in several big movies.

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In the heartbreaking video from 2020, his mom Yarraka explained:

"I've just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people to know — parents, educators, teachers — this is the effect that bullying has.

"So, can you please educate your children, your families, your friends, because all it take is for one more incident and you wonder why kids are killing themselves.

"We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights... but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid."

Quaden has managed to crack Hollywood Don Arnold / WireImage

Yarraka revealed that Quaden felt suicidal 'nearly every day' due to the relentless bullying at school and in public.

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Following the release of the video, Quaden caught the attention of celebrities worldwide.

Hugh Jackman reached out via a video on social media, saying: 

"Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate. And no matter what, you've got a friend in me."

Mark Hamill from Star Wars also reacted to the video, noting: 

Quaden has been starring alongside Chris Hemsworth Instagram / @quadenofficial

"The cruelty is as astonishing as it is heartbreaking."

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, another actor, shared a video on his Twitter, mentioning he has a child around Quaden's age. 

"My man, I don't know your name, I don't know your mum's name but I saw your video, what I want you to know is you have friends, me included, I am your buddy," he stated.

"You haven't met me yet, but we'll see if we can change that for one, maybe your mum can DM me, you have a bunch of friends out here, out in the world that you haven't met yet. 

"We're here and we've got your back and you need to know that, it'll get better. As a dad of a nine-year-old kids can be horrible and that's because their parents aren't doing their job. 

Quaden has been cast alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa Instagram / @quadenofficial

"It's going to get better. I promise it will. You hang in there, alright? DM me."

George Miller, the director of Mad Max, was among those moved by Quaden’s story. 

He cast Quaden in his film "Three Thousand Years of Longing," which debuted in 2022.

Quaden was also cast in "Furiosa," the sequel to "Mad Max: Fury Road," where he appeared alongside Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Just recently, Quaden was seen at the premiere of the movie, which hit theaters on May 24.