Apr 06, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
The bus that I take to and from university sometimes picks up a gang of high school kids at a few stops back. Today in particular I noticed these group of boys were giving this one kid a hard time. Since I basically sitting on the other side of them, I could overhear everything they were saying to him. Lots of gay slurs and put downs. The kid obviously couldn't stick up for himself, so I jumped up and sat right in front of him. I got pretty upset and told the other boys that they had better back off (in the back of mind I was thinking I can't fight these kids, I'll get arrested lol). Anyhow, my raised voice apparently shut them up and they left him alone. Then I heard overheard them say they were going to get off at his stop, so I told the kid I would walk him home. I got off at his stop and walked him to his apartment complex (or wherever it was he lived). He was such sweet guy, and I could tell he was obviously gay, but probably won't admit it for a few more years. I told him that if he needed me, I'd always be riding the same route home.