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Video:Meet The Tattooed Hero Who Stood Up For A Stranger Who Was Bullied For Being Gay


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JL
- 606 days ago - upworthy.com
Jordan thought bears were breaking into his car to get his French fries -- but the truth was much, much worse. Maybe you've already seen this story's happy ending, but things get even more incredible when a certain daytime talk-show host steps in.



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Cynthia no frwd B. (266)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:01 pm
Randon Acts of Kindness LOVE it. Kudos to Richard for helping a stranger Jorden Bless youand Bless Ellie way to go
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:03 pm
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Angelika R. (144)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:30 pm
sniff sniff, -it IS HARD not to get wet eyes here-I barely managed.. Thx JL -phenomenal story! Bless all of them!
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:31 pm
Such people give me hope for a better tomorrow. You are welcome Angelika. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:51 pm
What a kind man If only there were more people like him in the world I bet he is not a hunter

Noted thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:58 pm
You are welcome Carol. You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:38 pm
A beautiful human being
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:46 pm
So beautiful - wonderful! Such good fills my heart with cheer!
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 4:56 pm
Yay! Two nice guys, nice gift for each of them from Ellen- happy day!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:07 pm
Noted
 

SuSanne P. (184)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:13 pm
Thank you JL. I am just SMILING as I am so grateful you shared this with us. Reading stories like this restores my Faith in Humanity which has been lessening rapidly over the years. Some days I have no Faith at all. What a Lovely Gift... Do Unto Others!
 

Nichole L. (68)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:16 pm
When good people actually do something, the world has hope.
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 5:20 pm
Heartwarming and very HAPPY TEARS story. THANKS 25,000 times :-)
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:19 pm
I love the way Ellen focuses on the best part of human behavior...and how she tries to reward folks who inspire her!
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:55 pm
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You are welcome SuSanne and Terry (25,000 times)
 

Shawna S. (44)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:59 pm
Quality Auto Paint & Body in Roanoke, VA, lol
Anyways...love Ellen's show and what she does. Kudos to all in this story.
Thanks JL :")
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 9:26 pm
You are welcome Shawna. You cannot currently send a star to Shawna because you have done so within the last day.
 

John B. (158)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 11:36 pm
Thanks J.L. so much for posting this!. I had heard and read about this sometime ago but had know idea this had appeared on the Ellen Show. Kudos to Jordan for sticking with his dream of getting a college education, to his Aunt and Uncle for their wonderful efforts to help him, to Richard in reaching out with such a great act of kindness and last, but certainly not least, to Ellen and the shows sponsor for showcasing the story and the financial gift. Viewed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 7:06 am
Good for him. The world needs more people like him who defend gays from people who hate them.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:05 am
You are welcome John. Kudos is definitely deserved.
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We sure do Laura. You cannot currently send a star to Laura because you have done so within the last day.
 

William Jenkins (6)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:45 am
Bravo! There are heroes in this world. Great story!
 

. (0)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 11:51 am
Wonderful story-wonderful hero. Thanks JL and Charles for the fwd.
 

BMutiny TheCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 12:04 pm
LOVE where the body-shop owner said, "I don't take kindly to discrimination" - with such CONVICTION!
The WAY he said it! So FIRM, with no histrionics - but just HIS OWN TRUTH.

Wow I'm impressed.
No "hater" comes across like that. The haters come across as INsecure, not secure in their phoney "virtue".
 

Beth M. (244)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 1:04 pm
I had heard about this last year but didn't see the story on Ellen. Both of these young men are wonderful and I wish them both the best! Love the bear story, too!
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 1:10 pm
Okay, I have no one in my family who is part of the GLBT community, but I have loved Ellen since way before her wonderful sitcom and I absolutely loved it when she came out on that show. I thought that a huge step for the community and an important one for her too because it freed her, in a substantial way, to be even more than she already was - this show is one example of that.

So, I love this story, hadn't heard it, enjoyed the video, I do from time to time watch youtube clips of Ellen but don't get to see the show. It is SO heartening to see someone do what that tattooed young man, Richard, did. No thought of reward, just a compulsion to help. Do not tell me spirit does not move in mysterious ways. :^). Because She does, those little tugs can become overwhelming and where you first hear that small still voice is within. I am so glad Richard listened. I'm glad the story got to Ellen and couldn't be happier that Cover Girl (about whom I know nothing, obviously, but sincerely hope does not test its products on animals!) stepped up to help them both in such a wonderful way. And I hope the bigots of Virginia, of the United States, of the world, see and hear of this story and how it is people are supposed to BE toward one another. Not hate filled, love filled. Great story, read of the day so far. :^) gene
 

BMutiny TheCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 1:21 pm
Gene: "Do not tell me spirit does not move in mysterious ways. :^). Because She does, those little tugs can become overwhelming and where you first hear that small still voice is within."
I'm GLAD you said that - those WERE my thoughts too. That this is a SPIRITUAL example.
In the sense the Quakers use it.

"Religion" is getting a bad name, with reason for it - but, True Ethics ARE based on "Spirit", because it is not always "rational" to act the way this shopowner acted... but it is RIGHT.
He didn't know he was going to be "rewarded", that played no part.
Everybody on this show, just has a wonderful "vibe"... Oh, if Humans could ALWAYS be at their BEST, this way!
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 3:39 pm
So cool!
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 6:02 pm
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Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:38 pm
Great act of human kindness.
 
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