Canadian poet Shane Koyczan wrote a poem about bullying called “To This Day,” and it has been adapted into an animated video that has earned nearly six million views on YouTube (embedded above).
The video became a YouTube sensation, racking up five million views in a week. But before Koyczan had poetry, there was the daily hell at school in which he was singled out for being different. Now that the bully’s reach has extended beyond the classroom, Koyczan discusses how conversation and compassion are invaluable tools against the hate and meanness.
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