Boy Heads to Bullied Girl’s Home, Brightens Up Her Day with Bruno Mars’s ‘Count on Me’

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
February 19, 2019 Updated: February 20, 2019

What’s the sweetest thing you can do for a friend on their bad day? Lend her a shoulder to cry on, or serenade her with a meaningful song to cheer her up?

When a little boy from Horizon City, Texas, learned that a girl whom he had just befriended in school got upset after being bullied by two girls, he chose to sing her a song.

The little girl had recently moved schools and was finding it hard to make new friends. Although she seemed friendly, she could only manage to make this one boy her “newest best friend.” So, when she got upset, she called him to cheer her up.

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Wanting to let his friend know “You can count on me,” the boy headed to the girl’s house.

When he met the girl, he stood a short distance away from her and started singing his heart out to Bruno Mars’s “Count on Me.”

The boy sang each line with utmost sincerity while the song played in the background on his mom’s car stereo.

She told her best friend about it and he went straight to her house to cheer her up.

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The lyrics of “Count on Me” were just what the boy wanted to tell his friend, who was feeling down.

It goes: “If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea, I’ll sail the world to find you. If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see, I’ll be the light to guide you.”

“When we are called to help our friends in need. You can count on me like one two three. I’ll be there.”

“And I know when I need it I can count on you like four three two. You’ll be there. ‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do.”

“If you tossin’ and you’re turnin’ and you just can’t fall asleep. I’ll sing a song beside you.”

The boy was spot on. That’s what friends do for each other!

Touching.A little boy serenades his friend to Bruno Mar's "Count On Me" after she was bullied in school.

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By the end of the song, the boy ran up to his friend to give her a warm hug.

The boy’s sweet gesture, caught on camera, was posted on Facebook by his mom, Ruby Jimenez.

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The video, re-shared by many people on social media, spread like wildfire, touching many hearts.

“I love his sweet heart!!!” one Facebook user wrote.

Another commented, “He is a true friend.”

“What a beautiful thing this young boy did for this girl. His parents have raised a truly fine young man,” another remarked.

While another chimed in: “Awesome this little man has a very big heart more people could learn from him very proud of you may God bless you and thanks for showing kindness and love for your classmate she will always remember you.”

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We’re sure the little girl was feeling much better after listening to her friend sing. After all, a friend in need is a friend indeed.

This beautiful story serves to remind us of the true meaning of friendship—sticking up for friends, standing by their side, and helping them out when in need.

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"Count On Me"

YOUR TURN: A Texas boy's sweet serenade to his new friend is warming hearts on social media. His mom says he befriended the new girl in class. After he learned some girls were mean to her, he went to her house & sang "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars, ending the song with a hug :

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