Paul Rudd is well known among young audiences thanks to his work in Marvel movies. The Ant-Man star’s heroic actions are not just limited to the big screen. He also stands up for troubled people in real life. The actor recently reached out to a bullied teenager.

Brody Ridder, a twelve-year-old boy from Colorado, was a victim of bullying in school. The teenager has been enduring this since his school began, as per his mom. As a result, he came home from school with a nearly empty yearbook, having only managed to obtain the autographs of two teachers and two classmates.

Ridder’s mom was fed up with how her son was treated at school. So, she opened up about it in a Facebook post. That post soon became viral, and received attention from several celebrities, one of them was obviously Paul Rudd.

My poor son. Doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better. 2 teachers and a total of 2 students wrote in his yearbook. Despite Brody asking all kinds of kids to sign it. So Brody took it upon himself to write to himself. My heart is shattered Teach your kids kindness.

Rudd reached out to the teenager via FaceTime and offered him his support. The actor also gave him a handwritten note. He wrote about the importance enduring hardships in life no matter how tough it gets.

It’s important to remember that even when life gets tough that things get better. There are so many people that love you and think you are the coolest kid there is — me being one of them!”

Not only that, but Brody also received an Ant-Man helmet signed by the actor himself. The teenager and his family are also going through other letters of support they have received. His mom, Cassandra Ridder has since participated in anti-bullying initiatives with nonprofit organizations as well.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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