Paul Rudd comes to the aid of 12-year-old boy whose classmates wouldn’t sign his yearbook

Paul Rudd comes to the aid of 12-year-old boy whose classmates wouldn't sign his yearbook. (Cassandra Cooper)
Paul Rudd comes to the aid of 12-year-old boy whose classmates wouldn’t sign his yearbook. (Cassandra Cooper)

One 12-year-old Colorado boy is now buddies with famous actor, Paul Rudd, after the star came to the kid’s aid when he was facing bullying in school.

Seventh grader, Brody Riddler, was having a hard time making new friends, he was being bullied, and some kids were refusing to sign his yearbook.

After seeing her son’s frustration, Brody’s mother, Cassandra, took to social media as an outlet to seek help and bring awareness to bullying.

“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,” She posted to Facebook, with evidence of near empty pages.

The most heartbreaking part for his mother though, was seeing an entry from Brody himself which read: “Hope you make some more friends. — Brody Ridder.”

Cassandra also mentioned that Brody had been bullied, with some kids pushing the preteen and calling him names.

Little did Cassandra know, her simple Facebook post would find celebrity actor, Paul Rudd, who then connected with the boy and offer support.

Paul Rudd comes to the aid of 12-year-old boy whose classmates wouldn't sign his yearbook. (Cassandra Cooper)
Paul Rudd comes to the aid of 12-year-old boy whose classmates wouldn’t sign his yearbook. (Cassandra Cooper)

After hearing what had happened with Brody, Rudd sent him a letter, as well as a signed Ant Man helmet.

Rudd even got on a FaceTime chat with his new buddy where Brody told Rudd that he was his favorite superhero, his mom stated.

It ended up being the confidence booster Brody needed to start feeling better.

Not only did he reach the Ant-Man star, but his story also reached many others, including the ‘Dear Evan Hanson’ cast, who invited him to watch the show in New York City and requested that he bring his yearbook so they could sign it.

In addition to some much-needed celebrity support, the post made it’s way to the older students at his school, who filled up his yearbook with kind words and loads of support.

It’s a heartwarming story that touched many and continues to do so as Brody continues to make the friends he deserves.

IN the note that Rudd penned to Brody, something rings true for all of us when life gets hard.

“It’s important to remember that even when life is tough, things get better. There are so many people that love you and think you’re the coolest kid there is — me being one of them! I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’re going to accomplish.” – Your pal, Paul.

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