Texas boy, accused bully now friends after dad steps in to help

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Boy and accused bully now friends after dad steps in to help. Watch the report from Action News at 12:30 p.m. on November 1, 2018.

An unexpected friendship has blossomed between a boy and his accused bully after the victim's father stepped in to help.

Aubrey Fontenot said his 8-year-old son Jordan was getting bullied at school, but that the school did not do much to help.

So he sat down and had a heart-to-heart conversation with the accused bully, named Tamarian.

Taking matters into his own hands -- and with permission -- he talked to the bully and learned the reasons why he was lashing out.

"I came with the energy that he was ready to receive," Fontenot said. "Because a lot of times, just because you want to talk to me doesn't mean I want to talk to you. But I think he just wanted, he was ready to talk to me. He knew that I cared. He saw it in my eyes."

After their talk, Fontenot took Tamarian on a shopping trip.

To his surprise, Tamarian and his son are now friends.

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