September 19th, 2013
11:39 AM ET

Bullying and a Brother's Love

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff" – bullying and a brother's love.

A mom asked her 8-year-olds Ryan and Amber to write their letters to Santa early this year to get out ahead of any exorbitant requests. What her son Ryan asked for however, really shocked her. He wrote:

"Dear Santa – I wanted a remote control car and helicopter, but I don't want that anymore. Kids at school are still picking on Amber and it's not fair."

He adds: "I prayed that they will stop by, but God is busy and needs your help."

Mom, Karen, was heart-broken by the letter. She knew that Amber might get teased a little bit, but never knew the full extent of it until Ryan's letter. Karen shared the letter with her friend for advice, and one of them shared it with us at CNN through iReport.

amber letter

Ryan had just one more request of Santa. He writes:

"Can you ask Big Time Rush to come to Amber's Birthday Party, it will make her so happy."

Big Time Rush is a boy band for kids made popular by the Nickelodeon TV series. We're not Santa, but we were able to get one of the star's of the show – Stephen Glickman – to call in.


If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know! Submit your stories just like Amber's mom's friend to our new "Good Stuff" iReport page:

cuomo ireport

Or you can always leave a comment, post on Facebook, or tweet to @ChrisCuomo & @NewDay using #NewDay. 

Posted by
Filed under: The Good Stuff • Videos
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Shirley Panagiotakos

    this is so beautiful & so sad he realy loves his siter tooooooooo much bulling at every school its a shame

    September 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.