A mother has shared the story of how Paul Rudd reached out to her son after learning that he was the target of bullying at school.
Brody Ridder, an eighth-grader from Colorado, had been mistreated at school and had his peers refuse to sign the yearbook, so Rudd contacted him.
After hearing from her son that his friends were refusing to sign his yearbook, Brody’s mother, Cassandra Cooper, resorted to Facebook to express her utter helplessness. “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,” she said.
Brody’s mother also told the Washington Post that he was bullied at his former school, with students pushing and calling him names.
While older students came to cheer Brody up, none other than the Ant-Man himself got in touch.
Her son Rudd and Cassandra recorded their FaceTime conversation on Facebook, and Cassandra wrote: “Something AMAZING happened today!!!! Brody got to talk to Paul Rudd! ANT-MAN!!!! Like this this real life?! Pinch me now! Brody was so excited! I wanted to share a clip of their call!” “Shout out to Paul Rudd, and his sister Mandi for reaching out and setting this up! You truly made Brody so happy! My heart is so full right now!” the mother said.
Not only that, but Rudd also wrote a letter to Brody.
Rudd’s letter to the youngster begins with the words: “It’s important to remember that even when life is tough that 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!”
Rudd also gave Brody an autographed Ant-Man helmet, which he inscribed with the following message: “To my good friend Brody for when he takes on the world!” “Paul Rudd. ANT-MAN.”
According to the 12-year-old’s mother, the two have now established a texting friendship.
In a snapshot from the discussion, Rudd can be seen informing Brody that ‘something should show up’ at his place. The conversation continues with Brody responding, “You’re my favorite super hero,” to which Rudd answers, “You’re mine.”