Standing Up for a Friend
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“Standing Up for a Friend,” Friend, Sept. 2009, 14

Standing Up for a Friend

Tucker C., age 9, Arizona, with help from his mom

In my school class I have become friends with a boy who is often teased because of the way he looks. One afternoon we were getting ready for our third-grade musical. All the boys were left in the classroom while the teacher and the girls went to change. Some of the boys in the class started picking on my friend until all the boys were gathered around him, teasing him. I stood up and told them to stop and to leave my friend alone. They all stopped. Even though it was hard to stand up and say what I did, it made me feel good. I think this is what Jesus wanted me to do.