For girls in their teenage years going through puberty, the first period can definitely be an absolutely frightening experience, especially when it happens in public.
Of course, menstruation is perfectly normal, but if you’re not prepared for it or if it’s the very first time, the situation can get embarrassing and uncomfortable very quickly.
A teenage girl freaked out when she discovered that she had her first period on the school bus.
Her first menstruation ended up being somewhat of a nightmare for the young lady. On the way home, she realized that she had menstruated for the first time and as a result, her clothes were quickly stained with blood.
The stains were quite severe, and the girl saw that some of her class- and schoolmates noticed that something was wrong. She started to think that most of them would make some rude comments and simply laugh at her, but luckily, a boy came to the rescue.
The teenage boy, which was one year older than her, noticed the stains and did something heartwarming.
He expressed his concern and wanted to make sure that she was okay. He also told her about the stain, in case she didn’t know. He told her very carefully and with the necessary subtlety by whispering in her ear and pulling her aside from the rest of the schoolmates.
He then offered her his sweater, so she could hide the stains from the rest of the school bus.
The girl was a bit flabbergasted and a bit too embarrassed to accept his offer, but he insisted and explained to her that he had sisters, so he understood exactly what she needed.
Surprised at this fantastic and chivalrous act of kindness by this young boy, the girl’s mother then decided to share this story with her friends and on the internet.
“My daughter started her period on the bus ride home today. A boy a year older than her…that she doesn’t really know…pulled her aside and whispered in her ear that she had a stain on the back of her pants and gave her his sweater to tie around her waist so she could walk off the bus,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
She also hoped to be able to reach the boy’s mother and wanted to take both of them.
“If you are this boy’s mom.. I want to say thank you and that you are raising him right! We hear so many bad things about today’s youth and I wanted to share something positive!”
The story about the boy’s reaction has since gone viral.
Someone took a screenshot of the mom’s Facebook post and shared it on the social news site Reddit, where it was seen countless times on the front page and was also upvoted almost 20,000 times.
“More over how impressive that he thought to do this even. When I was in middle school if I saw this I’d probably never put two and two together or thought to help this girl out,” one user commented.
“(…) It would be so tempting to make fun of her. And even if not that, very awkward to have this conversation with a stranger. He must have been awfully nice for your daughter to react how she did. I have a feeling your daughter made a friend for life.” another Redditor posted.
This school story definitely is just so compassionate and heartwarming. What started as a nightmare for this girl, has turned into a sweet story and a new friendship!
We definitely need more people like him on the planet, who always want to do good and look after other people – even if they’re strangers. If the entire next generation is as kind, considerate and caring as this young man, the future is in good hands.
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