In one community in northern Manitoba, kindness overcame bullying. One grandmother used her Facebook to capitalize on social kindness and help her grandson overcome attacks from several bullies.
“Kindness always wins,” said Winston Martin, a 7-year-old St. Louis blues fan of the Opascuayak Cree Nation (OCN), while being interviewed by his mother and grandmother. CTV newsthanks everyone for all the hockey cards donated to him.
OCN is located approximately 626 kilometers north of Winnipeg, near The Pass, Manitoba. The reserve is well known to many Manitobaans for his successful junior hockey team, the OCN Blizzard.
“The outpouring of love for the true spirit of hockey reaches so many, his story resonates with so many of us and his collection is growing. Thank you all!” Winston’s Grandmother , Carlene Denel Fosneuve, Said On facebook.
As Martin waits at a bus stop, two children bully him and steal his collection of hockey cards. Fosneuve found him distraught and wanted to do something to make him feel better.
“We were all pretty upset. Seeing him so upset, we all empathize, and we all empathize that our children and grandchildren are being bullied like that.” Deaf. The intention was just to make him feel better,” Fosneuve said.
She posted a message on Facebook asking people to donate some hockey cards to rebuild his collection.
“Last week, while he was waiting to board the bus, Winston was bullied and two young men stole his collection of hockey cards… one card to help Winston rebuild his collection. Please donate a piece or two,” Fosneuve wrote. Facebook. “An act of generosity and kindness is greatly appreciated.”
Fosseneuve received an immediate and widespread response.
“I had some kids in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and I was collecting Winston cards. I had a message from Vancouver. Some messages from America in Chicago.
His family and friends had planned to give him a card for his birthday, but now he was able to get it early along with many others. His mom said it made him very happy.
“Thank you to everyone who sent cards to Winston and for your kindness. He is now sorting them out. His collection continues to grow every day,” said his mother, Brooke McDavid. Told. Said On facebook.
Martin and his mother got to see his favorite team take on the Winnipeg Jets on October 24th. A Facebook post shows Martin holding up a sign with his mother that reads, “Kindness always wins and I love you Winston.”