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12-Year-Old Defends Little Sister From Bullies With Brilliant Party Invitation

by Johanna Silver
Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Standing up to bullies is hard, especially when you’re young.

Bullying is never all right, and there are plenty of children, teachers, and authority figures out there who are trying to teach kids about its harsh effects.

There are plenty of resources out there with helping hands and listening ears, ready to help victims through their harassment. But if you are the one being bullied, it is difficult to stand up for yourself, especially if you feel outnumbered and intimidated.

Fortunately for one little girl, her 12-year-old sister caught wind of her being picked on and decided to defend her. And rather than confront them in person, she decided to get creative and send a little snail mail.

She created an amazing bright pink party invitation and addressed it to her sister’s bullies.

Before you scratch your head, check down below to see the inside of the card, which sends a clear message to the rascals.

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When 12-year-old Ava learned that her sister was being bullied by a group of girls, she quickly got to work on a crafty defense mechanism.

She sent the bullies a cute party invitation in bright pink, a seemingly cordial move on Ava’s part.

But the inside of the card details a very different invitation.

It was actually a creative call-out to the attackers inviting them to stop being such jerks to her sister.

The card reads:

“Hey there,
You, Elke, Grace, and Ashley are officially invited to stop being such jerks to my sister!
When: Right Now!
Where: Everywhere!
What to bring: Bring your nasty attitude and throw it right in the trash can!
Why: You guessed it folks, you’re being jerks!”

It continues with a polite forewarning of what will happen if the girls don’t stop:

“RSVP: Ava at (859)-BYE-JERX
Or Ava@kindlyfreakingstop.gmail.com
*If you can’t make it, don’t worry, you are welcome to come to my angry and emotional 7th grader wrath instead!
Hope you can make it! (You better.)
—Ava”

To further the creativity, she even penned the word “STOP” on the back in every language imaginable.

A girl who was babysitting for Ava saw the deceptive card and posted its contents to her Twitter page.

Since then, the card has caught the attention of many internet-goers, cheering her on for taking a brave stance against bullies.

“This is iconic,” writes one user.

“This tweet is what Twitter is made for,” said another.

“Damn. Wish I had her cojones at 12. Or now,” amazed another.

Ava’s creative solution to her sister’s problem is an inspiring example of how helping others stand up to their bullies can make a huge impact.

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