The New York Yankees Send A Message Of Support To A Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl

"We may be taller than you, but ... we look up to you."

After 10-year-old Cassidy Slater shared a now-viral video on Facebook explaining how she's been bullied in elementary school, the New York Yankees decided to reach out to Cassidy to lend their support. 

In her video, Cassidy holds up a series of signs that she's written notes on. "I'm in 4th grade. I started getting bullied in 1st grade," one reads. 


"One day during recess a group of kids grabbed my purse off of a teacher, and spit on it ... and me ..." another sign reads.

She also shares that the bullies kicked her, pulled her hair, pushed her, and stepped on her, called her names, threatened to kill her, and more. And she was outnumbered. 

"Kids don't even want to go near me. Whenever I sit at a lunch table, the kids get up ... I feel so alone, I feel like I have no one. It hurts."

But the New York Yankees want Cassidy to know she's not alone.

The team shared their own video on Twitter in a similar style to Cassidy's. Pitcher CC Sabathia is shown first, as he holds up a sign addressed to Cassidy. 

"My teammates and I wanted you to know that we care about you," his sign reads.

With that, other players come into the video with their signs. The signs (put together) send the message: "We know sharing your story must have been difficult, but you showed courage ... and strength ... and inspired us to reach out to you. We may be older than you, we may be taller than you, but we want you to know that we look up to you. You are not alone! Count the New York Yankees among your friends! You can sit with us at lunch anytime!!!"

They also say that they're saving Cassidy a seat at their lunch table. 

Then, a message for everyone: "Bullying is wrong. We won't stand for it. No one should ever be made to feel bad about who they are. We need to care for each other."

And finally, "There are 25 of us on this team. And we all ..." two more signs read before multiple players hold up the same sign, reading "Got your back." 

The video has rallied fans of all teams and more to stand with Cassidy:

This is not the first time a celebrity has shown support to Cassidy. Earlier this month, actor Hugh Jackman also sent a message to the girl, saying, "โ€ช"Hi Cassidy .... I'm Hugh. I want you to know you're loved, special & smart. You're strong, funny & beautiful both inside and out. BULLYING IS NOT OK. Please never stop asking for help. You will find it from people and places you never thought possible. I'm your friend."

(H/T: ABC News)


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