A man was surprised to receive an apology from his bully 20 years after the abuse occurred. 34-year-old Chad Michael Morrisette spoke publicly about the heartwarming apology he received from a classmate who made his high school years miserable. Odd News Blog reports:
The apology came 20 years after the fact, when one of his tormentors recently reached out to him through Facebook to make amends. Morrisette, a brand consultant and visual designer in West Hollywood, said that he grew up in a small town in Alaska.
“The entire football team bullied me,” he said. “Six or 7 guys would follow me in the hallways, harass, insult me and threatened my life,” Morrisette said. “I was bullied for being gay. I was bullied for every reason someone can be bullied. It was awful,” he added.
Morrisette left home when he was 15 years old, and life improved rapidly after that. Recently, he was surprised when one of his bullies, identified as Mr. Amundson, reached out with a sincere apology. The Facebook message read: “I was recently talking with my 10-year-old daughter about bullies. She asked me if I ever bullied anyone and sadly I had to say ‘yes.’ What came to mind is how mean I was to you when we were in Jr. High. I want to apologize.”