The Yankees sent out an important anti-bullying message after a young fan's social media post
When used for good, social media can be a very powerful tool for helping others.
Recently, a woman named Jenn Slater posted on Facebook about her daughter, Cassidy, and her issues with being bullied at her middle school. It's tough to watch, but important just the same.
Cassidy and her mom live in Scranton, Pa., near the home of the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Cassidy's mother's post has gained steam since it was shared two weeks ago, racking up a few hundred thousand views ... and, apparently, catching the attention of the Yankees themselves.
The team posted this on Twitter on Wednesday:
Hey Cassidy - we saw the video you made and from all of us here at the New York Yankees, we want you to know that you are not alone. We have your back! https://t.co/uuRb0ghzf1 pic.twitter.com/V2EeuJ1YmW- New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 18, 2018
Just a tremendous effort all around.
Bullying won't stop on its own. Conversations like these, and amplifying the struggles of others dealing with it, are among the only methods to actually make a difference.
Good luck, Cassidy, and thank you, Yankees.