We are used to seeing viral videos that are funny but sometimes there is a story that really pulls at the heart strings. Judging by the comments left on Youtube, nobody is laughing at the video of a 68-year-old bus monitor who was mercilessly taunted by seventh graders.
The video shows Karen Klein sitting on a school bus in Rochester, N.Y., as some of the students are yelling things like "You don't have a family because they all killed themselves because they don't want to be near you." After sitting and listening to all the torment, Klein appears to break down in tears.
Millions of people all over the world saw Klein getting bullied on that bus and most of them were outraged. "I don't see how anyone can watch that and not be touched by it. It made me realize — and I posted on my Facebook wall — that sticks and stones may break my bones but words will still hurt you no matter how old you are," Deana Rock, a 42-year-old marketing professional from Williston, Vt. told CBS NEWS.
A fund was sent up send Klein on vacation, with a goal of $5,000. So far, it's raised more than $140,000 and is still growing, reported CBS News.
Klein told CBS that she does not want charges to be pressed against the 4 boys that were harassing her. CBS new reported that Klein didn't even report the incident when it happened.