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Bully Torments Brother & Sister for Weeks, So They Give Bully Gift. He Apologizes Minutes Later


It was a long bus ride home for Pasadena, Texas siblings Phoenix and Kingston Walwyn, who endured relentless bullying on the school bus by another student.

When conventional measures of putting a stop to the boy’s cruel name-calling failed, the Walwyn siblings came up with a brilliant solution, and it worked in minutes.

For months, 8-year-old Phoenix and 7-year-old Kingston rode the school bus home from Pasadena’s Turner Elementary School. Every day, a boy called them names, but the siblings resisted retaliation.


“It made me feel like I wanted to yell at him,” Phoenix admitted. “I wanted to say [something] back to him,” Kingston added.

Instead, the kids told their mother, Kyla, who responded by setting up a meeting with the school’s administration. According to reports, the school principal met with the bully and mandated a seating change on the bus.

The bullying calmed for a while, but then flared up again. The siblings didn’t know what to do.

This time, the kids’ father, Vaughaligan Walwyn, stepped in. Though he was upset that his kids were continuing to be harassed, Walwyn, a preacher, told his kids that retaliation or violence was not going to solve the problem.

“I sat back and was like, I don’t want to have to take my shirt off and meet [the bully] at the bus stop, you know what I mean,” Walwyn joked.

“So, I prayed about it and God said, ‘You know what, let’s get this kid a Bible. Tell him Jesus loves him and invite him to church and see what happens.’”

The Bible is a familiar book in the Walwyn home. Everybody has their own copy, and the children take God’s word to heart. They decided to give their father’s advice a try, giving the bully a Bible on the school bus.

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“We gave it to [the bully] and two minutes later when it was almost his stop to get off, he just said thank you and [I’m] sorry for all the bad stuff [I] did to you,” an amazed Phoenix explained. Of course, they ran home to tell their father the good news.

“I was like, really,” Walwyn exclaimed. “So, that kind of caught me off guard, that it worked that fast, or the kid was convicted.”

Whatever the case may be, the bullying has ceased, and the Walwyn siblings hold their Bibles even closer to their hearts.

Perhaps the former bully has started to hold his Bible closer, too.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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