Little Boy Rings Neighbor’s Doorbell Asking For Friends

Brennan Ray noticed his Ring camera had sent a notification that someone was approaching his house. When he checked his phone, he saw a neighborhood boy walk up to the door and quickly walk away. When the same boy was responsible for another notification 20-minutes later, Brennan immediately answered his doorbell when the boy got enough courage to push the doorbell.

What happens next has taken the internet by storm, demonstrating how lonely it can be as a young boy that doesn’t seem to fit in with the people in his environment.

In the video posted below, the boy, Shayden Walker, asks Brennan if he knew of any kids that were 11 or 12 that he can be friends with.

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Its takes 2 seconds to make someones day, you never know what people are going through until you get a chance to talk to them. This young man is well mannered, kind, and brave. So tiktok can we help shayden make some friends???#fyp #bekind #nobullying #love #kindness #letschangetheworld

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Brennan and his wife posted an update video that shows Shayden bailing from pushing his doorbell minutes earlier, proving he was incredibly nervous to make the first move.

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Lets make this kid feel special! Will post go fund me page in description. Pt 3 will be him receiving everything. 💙#fyp #bekind #nobullying #letschangetheworld #happiness #heartwarming

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After the call, Brennan started a GoFundMe to raise money to help with some essentials for Shayden. Donations poured in from all over the world. They got so much money that Brennan had shut it down, raising a total of over $37 THOUSAND DOLLARS!

There was clearly some other things going on here, because the money wasn’t only used on the “cool” stuff like a new gaming system and amusement park tickets. Brennan plans to get Shayden some new school clothes too!

In case it wasn’t clear, it’s Sid writing this post. I’m blown away by how this sat with Brennan and his family so much that he decided to do something to help. That is incredibly good of this guy, and there are a few good messages buried in this story.

When it comes down to it, we need to keep eyes on our neighbors. Remember, “it takes a village” is a different saying now than it was when you were little. While you’re not gonna be spanking anyone’s kids any time soon, you can – and should – be aware of the kids in your neighborhood. Talk with them, see if they’re okay. If they’re not, do something about it if you can. I’m not saying you have to be a parent or best friend to anyone. I’m just asking you to keep an eye out for your neighbors. We can’t let things like this go on, and it’s less likely to happen if we help each other.

The story was picked up by the New York Post too. If you want to check out that article, CLICK HERE.

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