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11-Year-Old Boy Defends Bullied Little Sister In Heartfelt Song

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald is a writer, illustrator, and a Libra.

When 11-year-old Matt Morris heard that his little sister, Sarah Grace, was getting bullied at school, he knew he had to do something about it. Sarah has Down syndrome, but instead of embracing her differences, the kids at school seem more interested in making fun of them. Matt, who also goes by the name MattyB, is a bit of viral YouTube star, gaining fame from his popular music covers.

However, in a special video made for Sarah, MattyB used some of his very own lyrics. The song samples Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” as the chorus, but the verses speak volumes about how this big brother feels about his beloved little sister. Here are some of the wonderful lyrics.

“You know acceptance isn’t easy though; it challenges us all in some way /Weather it’s color, age, gender or race /We get uncomfortable when someone else is different /And they enter our space and it pressures us to be open to change.”

Matt has never seen his sister as anything but the the kid sister he loves to play with. He hopes that with his powerful song he can teach others to stop bullying, but most importantly show others with special needs that there are more people interested in loving them than making fun of them.

“Some people at school might pick on her for her needs, but I don’t think anybody should be bullied because of what they have,” Matt told ABC.

Please SHARE Matt and Sarah’s message to show those with special needs you’re on their side!

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