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10-Yr-Old Dressed as Tony Stark for Halloween Bravely Returns after Getting Bullied



  • Ten-year-old Evan was so excited to dress up as Tony Stark for Halloween, but some kids at the school bus made fun of him.
  • He felt so down and embarrassed that he quickly washed off his makeup at school.
  • After talking it over with his mom, he bravely returned with his costume and had a great party.

Little Evan was so excited for Halloween. He dressed up as Tony Stark and even wanted to be driven to school in a snazzy car. But since his mom, Jill Struckman, could not drive him at that moment, the 10-year-old boy had to ride the bus to his Missouri school.

10-Yr-Old Dressed as Tony Stark for Halloween
Photo Credit: Facebook/Jill Struckman

His outfit was on point — he had the goatee, oversized glasses, and the crisp suit that Robert Downey Jr. sported in the Marvel films.

But some kids on the school bus decided to be mean and tease him about it. Twenty minutes later, the school office called Jill to inform her that Evan was really upset.

Jill rushed to pick up her son, who was so upset that he was in tears. The excited boy who sprinted to the school bus in the morning was now feeling down. Evan said that some kids made fun of him and told him that he looked stupid. He was so embarrassed that he had quickly washed off the makeup when he arrived at school. Still, he kept apologizing to his mom that he had washed their “hard work” off.

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The mother and son then talked about it over some frappuccinos, and after a few moments, Jill asked Evan if he still wanted to go back to school to attend the Halloween party.

Evan nodded, and while he was still a little scared to return, he put on a brave face and went back after redoing his makeup. And he had a blast!

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“He had a great rest of the day. And he was so proud of himself,” Jill shared. “It was absolutely a defining moment in his life. If he hadn’t gone back, it would have broken his spirit.”

Hundreds of thousands of people commented on Jill’s Facebook posts about the incident and shared their support for Evan. Some even jokingly offered to beat up 10-year-olds!

Jill thanked everyone for their sweet words and reminded everyone that simple words can hurt. She added that Evan learned valuable lessons from this experience: to “never make someone feel the way he did” and “not to let other people’s opinions weigh so heavily on him.”

Source: TODAY Parents