Acts of Kindness
Mom can’t escape abusive husband so teenagers show up with a truck and plan to save her
Meathead Movers are helping abuse victims across the state, one move at a time.
Luis Gaskell
09.14.22

You may have heard the insult “Meathead” before. A classic descriptor of a tried-and-true buffoon. Someone stupid, and not a person you’d trust with your safety. But some folks from this news story are giving the word a new meaning, and it’s really sweet.

This news story begins with Lori, a mother who was trapped in an abusive marriage.

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Lori had two children with her abuser already. They’d spent years together, and the abuser used those years to tighten his grip around her more and more.

Abusers tend to be pretty good at convincing you that you can’t leave. And for the sake of her two children, Lori didn’t leave either.

But victims can only take so much, and Lori refused to live like this. She made the big move – literally. Lori was going to move out.

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Her abuser was shocked, naturally. They don’t expect their victims to actually do something most of the time.

However, Lori needed help. A mother of two can’t just pack up her things and leave her abusive home like it’s that easy.

And her abuser had already proven that he could take things to physically violent levels if he wanted.

But who was going to help Lori pack all her things and get out of there before he could hurt her again?

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That’s where the heroic young men at Meathead Movers came in.

Meathead Movers are a moving company made up of student-athletes in California.

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They offer free moves for victims of domestic violence.

They maintain good physical shape to make their work possible. And their work is no small thing.

The moving company is dedicated to helping victims of abuse and domestic violence. Calling a conventional moving company takes a long time. Enough time for an abuser to see what’s going on and put a stop to it.

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Meathead movers also arrange with local law enforcement to make sure the victim is safe during the move.

One of the students who work for the company has said that it can get tense. Sometimes, the abusers are present when the move happens.

Often, he says, the abuser will stand in the vicinity and be as close as they can possibly be without violating their restraining order.

Good thing for law enforcement and the students’ good physical condition.

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It goes to show that abusers can really only prey on those who can’t fight back.

“They definitely were my heroes that day.” – said Lori.

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When Lori finally arrived at the new place, she said it was like Christmas again. It was just her two kids and her, and a safe home to live in now.

Domestic violence could happen to anyone. If you’re a victim, don’t hesitate to ask for help. And if you know someone who is a victim, give them that much-needed push to seek help.

Abusers can’t hurt anyone if enough people step in to help.

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The folks at Meathead Movers make ending domestic violence their long-term goal.

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By Luis Gaskell
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Luis Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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