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Paul Rudd sends letter to a boy whose classmates refused to sign his yearbook: "Things get better"

Paul Rudd sends letter to a boy whose classmates refused to sign his yearbook: "Things get better"

The Ant-Man star sent a letter to the boy along with a signed Ant-Man helmet.

A seventh-grader in Colorado was having a hard time in school. When actor Paul Rudd heard that Brody Ridder had been bullied by his classmates and that they had refused to sign his yearbook, he immediately reached out to the little boy.

The Fundamentals of Caring star sent a letter to the boy along with a signed Ant-Man helmet. Touched by Rudd's beautiful gesture, Brody's mother Cassandra shared pictures of both on Facebook. "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! I can't wait to see all the amazing things you're going to accomplish," wrote Rudd according to News10.



 

And that was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Brody and the 53-year-old actor. Since sending the letter, the two have FaceTimed each other and even exchanged texts, revealed Cassandra who documented the sweet friendship on Facebook. 

Rudd became aware of Brody's situation after Cassandra shared a post about the yearbook incident in late May, according to PEOPLE. The heartbroken mom recalled picking up her upset son from school. "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 wrote along with a picture of a near-empty autograph page. 



 

During an interview with The Washington Post, Cassandra revealed that her son had also been bullied in school. "There's kids that have pushed him and called him names. Brody has been through a lot...We try to teach kindness in our family, and not seeing any kindness from students in his class was appalling to me," said the mother.

His story has touched many throughout the country, including local high school students in Westminster, Colorado, who have since banded together to sign the young boy's yearbook. Even the Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen reached out to Brody. The cast also invited him to attend their show in New York City last month and also requested him to bring his yearbook so all of them could sign it. 

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Theo Wargo (L) Facebook | Cassandra Cooper (R)

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