'We've got his back': Upperclassmen befriend freshman sitting alone at lunchPosted: Updated:
A group of upperclassmen at a North Carolina high school made a new friend in a freshman who did not have anyone to sit with during lunch on his first day of school.
Caleb Wrenn a 14-year-old Reidsville High School student, told WXII he sat alone at lunch and was being picked on for being short. He said he's used to it and wasn't that upset when it happened on his first day of high school. He assumed it would happen.
“When I got home, I told my sister about all of that and my sister, being my sister, made a huge tweet about it that’s viral right now,” Wrenn told the NBC affiliate.
Here's the tweet he's talking about:
Retweet to let my baby brother know that he is cool before I have to pull up to RHS pic.twitter.com/ybIjzEtIdP— leah (@LEAHNFJK) August 26, 2019
His sister, Leah tweeted a picture of the texts she shared with her brother after he told her he ate lunch alone because he didn't have any friends. Caleb said, "they think I'm a loser because I'm short."
After seeing the tweet, some upperclassmen and student athletes joined Caleb in the cafeteria. The football team shared a photo with Caleb on Twitter.
This young man is a freshman at Reidsville. He was feeling a little out of place and trying to find his way. Due to his height, he felt like no one would want to eat lunch with him. As you can see, several football players stepped up and invited him to eat with them. Proud pic.twitter.com/EToVV0IUDa— Reidsville Football (@FBCapitolOfNC) August 28, 2019
The team invited Caleb to join them for lunch, and several team members requested their lunch times be changed so they could always sit with him.
Honestly to all the people who pick on others I just wanna say you may have been led down the wrong path but it’s never too late to turn back and just love everyone because that’s why god created us to love each other— Caleb Wrenn (@WrennCaleb) August 29, 2019
Caleb's story even got the attention of actor Jacob Tremblay.
Ya, I am short too, & definitely not a loser! Hang in there bro! ???— Jacob Tremblay (@JacobTremblay) August 28, 2019
Information in this story was used with permission from NBC affiliate WXII in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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