Bullying is every child’s nightmare.
What a talented victim of bullying does with his rough situation is everything. When 13-year-old rapper Leondre Devries and 15-year-old singer Charlie Lenehan, whom he calls a “brother,” perform an original anti-bullying rap on Britain’s Got Talent, they blow the crowd away. Moved to tears and seriously impressed by their raw talents and motives, the judges give “Bars & Melody” a standing ovation with the crowd backing them up wholeheartedly. These kids were given a pass through to the live semi-final after Simon Cowell himself pressed the golden buzzer!
It’s hard to watch this without crying myself.
Leondre wrote the song based off his experiences as a bullied kid growing up. He didn’t have much, and he was picked constantly for his height, forcing him to transfer elementary schools. Claiming that overcoming bullying made him a stronger person, Leondre serves as an inspiration to kids and has something to teach the world:
Bad situations happen to everyone, but how you deal with them is what matters most. Like Leonadre, we should use them as fuel to create, inspire and help us reach our dreams.