Acts of kindness. The fighters are an interesting case, since while they play characters that are heroes and villains (or occasionally both), they remain celebrities and people that fans watch on television every week. That brings them to a higher level in the lives of some fans and allows them to do things that many people could not do. Sometimes fighters can do some great things as a result.
During the previous week, the news of a nine-year-old Australian boy named Quaden Bayles was known that he had been severely intimidated due to his dwarfism. In a video posted on Facebook, Bayles can be heard asking for a knife to commit suicide. As a result, comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism, launched a Go Fund Me page to send Bayles to Disneyland. Several celebrities have also been involved, including some wrestling personalities.
Since the launch of the video, several fighters have joined the cause while also trying to take Bayles to WrestleMania 36 on April 5. They also offered to pay for their flights and various gifts for him while he was on his trip. In addition, Hornswoggle, who also has dwarfism, posted a video offering advice to Bayles, saying he should try not to let intimidation affect him because that's what bullies want. The Disneyland Go Fund Me page has already exceeded its goal, but is ongoing.
These are some of the fighters' responses. Watch his thoughts, plus the Hornswoggle video:
– Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) February 21, 2020
– The INCREDIBLE Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 21, 2020
– Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) February 20, 2020
I'm willing to spoil it too! Let me know what I can do @RealPaigeWWE … I can introduce you to 2pawz in Tampa and he can travel in the Pawserati and we can put together a gift bag with funny WWE products for him! Do I have tons of great things in my "wrestling room"? https://t.co/jLKNBIPG54
– NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) February 20, 2020
My God … I'll pay for your family's flights to Tampa. https://t.co/l4QKIcAkPD
– PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) February 20, 2020
(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I35E5IvO8zs (/ embed)
Opinion: This is something amazing when you think about it. Bayles is someone who has had to go through a pretty horrible treatment and is now being rewarded for dealing with it. At the end of the day, nobody should have gone through something like this, but some people will have to do it. He did nothing wrong and it is nice to see him get something like this after what had to happen.
What would you say to Bayles? What is your favorite WWE charity interaction? Let us know in the comments below.
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