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These Fifth Graders Who Stood Up for a Bullied First Grader Are the Coolest Fifth Graders Ever

Danny Keefe, Anti-Bullying Video

If you're prepping your annual list of things you're thankful for, here's something: Be thankful that there are kids in the world as inspiring, thoughtful and just plain awesome as these guys.

Danny Keefe is a first grader from Bridgewater, Mass., and he is the waterboy for the school's fifth grade football team. Danny also suffered a brain hemorrhage after he was born and has some speech issues. 

Some kids at his school had been picking on him for that—and the fact that he wears a tie and jacket every day—so 45 of Danny's friends decided to stand up and show their support for him.

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The boys decided to all wear jackets and ties to school.

"We heard that Danny was getting picked on, so we thought that we would all have a day to dress up like Danny," one classmate tells Boston's WCVB-TV, before breaking into tears. "To show Danny that we love him, that we love him very much."

Faith in humanity? Restored. If this kind of attitude continues, we can change the meaning of that saying "kids will be kids" to mean that kids are respectful, brave and stand up for what's right. That'd be a cool world to live in.

And Danny, what you have is called style.

"Before he went to bed, he was crying," Danny's mom says. "And I said, ‘What's the matter?' And he said he felt very loved."

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