Hugh Jackman Tells Young Bullied Boy With Dwarfism 'You've Got a Friend in Me' | 22 Words

This week, heartwrenching footage of a little boy driven to the brink of suicide from relentless bullying went viral, thus shattering the hearts of millions of people all over the world.

The 9-year-old, who suffers from dwarfism, has been viciously bullied all his life, which has eventually pushed him to breaking point.

There has been an outpour of love and support for the youngster, from members of the public and celebrities alike. And now, the one and only Hugh Jackman has spoken out.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

One mother has taken a stand against bullies.

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Yarraka Bayles, from Brisbane, Australia, recently posted a video where she showed the aftermath of a bullying incident that took place at her son's school.

She shared the post warning other people against the dangers of bullying.

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In the six-minute clip, you can see Quaden, her 9-year-old son who has dwarfism, crying and talking about his school experiences, saying he's considered "the dumbest kid in class."

At one point, he even tells his mother that he wants to kill himself.

In the distressing video he says: "Give me a rope, I want to kill myself" and 'I just want to stab myself in the heart... I want someone to kill me." Apparently, other children have been calling him "midget" and tapping his head and pointing out his differences.

His heartbroken mom says this:

"We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights... but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid."

She continues:

"I just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal and I want people to know this is the effect bullying has. This is what bullying does. So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance... and you wonder why kids are killing themselves."

She also pleaded for help as her voice quivered.

"So is there any advice or support or anything that other parents have done? I've got some good advice but I need more, I want people to know how much it is hurting us as a family."

She mentioned that this isn't the first time Quaden has talked about suicide.

His distraught mom recalled that the first time he tried to kill himself was when he was only 6-years-old. Children should not be thinking about such a scary concept at such a young age.

She tried to explain to him that his life is valuable.

"I was so shocked. I honestly didn't think he would even know what or how at six years old. I've explained to him that once you go, there's no coming back, you're gone forever, but he still kept trying."

Quaden has been through many life-changing events.

He was deeply affected by the death of his grandfather and his little brother, who was stillborn. His mother revealed that he thinks he would be better off with them in heaven.

This heartbreaking story has really raised some important questions.

The video has since been viewed over eighteen million times, and the surge of support has been overwhelming for the family.

However, this does not take away Quaden's pain.

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His mother is out for answers. As she continues being an activist for these kinds of issues, she plans on raising more awareness for other people, especially children who have dwarfism.

The response to her post has been huge.

And many celebrities and sports stars alike have been amongst those offering their support.

The Indigenous All Stars NRL team reached out to the family...

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And incredibly, invited Quaden to walk them onto the pitch at their game this Saturday.

And that isn't all...

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Comedian, Brad Williams, who suffers from dwarfism himself, got wind of the heartbreaking story and decided to do something about it.

The issue is very close to home for Brad...

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And, clearly moved by Quaden's anguish, the comedian decided to set up a Go Fund Me page for the youngster.

He wants to give Quaden an unforgettable experience...

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It's the least he deserves. Writing on the Go Fund Me page, Williams explained: "I'm setting up this GoFundMe to let Quaden know that bullying will not be tolerated and that he is a wonderful human being who deserves joy."

He wants to send him to Disney Land.

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"I want to fly Quaden and his mother to America, get them a nice hotel, and bring them to Disneyland... Let's show Quaden and others that there is good in the world and they are worthy of it."

He wants to organize the full experience for Quaden and his mom.

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"Funds raised will be spent on two airplane tickets for Quaden and his mother from Australia to Los Angeles. As well as providing a hotel, food, and tickets to Disneyland Park in Anaheim for multiple days."

As for any excess funds?

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They will be donated directly to anti-bullying and anti-abuse charities.

And his kind gesture isn't only for Quaden...

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It is standing as a reminder to all other children who are different that there is good in the world. "This isn't just for Quaden, this is for anyone who has been bullied in their lives and told they weren't good enough."

The petition has surpassed its original goal of $10,000...

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And is close to reaching a staggering $100,000. At the time of writing, the number stands at $194, 986 from over 8,000 donors.

Tributes from celebs all over the world have been pouring in.

The generosity is astounding...

Everyone is sending their love.

Lexi Kauffman is promoting the End Bullying hashtag!

Tank Schottle...

The Olympic athlete sends his love to Quaden.

Quaden's story has gathered a lot of news attention too...

With lots of reporters sharing their support for this little boy.

The kindness doesn't stop there...

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The video is increasing in views by the minute, and Australia's National Treasure Hugh Jackman has spoken out about it.

Hugh posted an emotional video on Twitter...

"Quaden - You are stronger than you know," the X-Men star told him in the video, "And no matter what, you've got a friend in me." "Everyone, let's please be kind to each other. Bullying is not okay, period. Life is hard enough. Let's just remember: every person in front of us is facing some kind of battle, so let's just be kind."

Hugh's kind message spurred on further famous faces to address the situation...

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is known for his role in The Walking Dead, said in his video, "What I want you to know is that you have friends — me included. I am your buddy... You haven't met me yet, but we'll see if we can change that. Maybe your mom can DM me."

These selfless acts of kindness are not only heartwarming...

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But they are also empowering, and they are showing Quaden that he isn't alone and he has a strong support group around him.

You can watch the video of Quaden here...

Please watch this video with caution - It's an incredibly distressing watch.