Tiverton 7-year-old fights bullies with inspirational messages

TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) – 7-year-old Rowyn Montgomery is wise beyond his years.

“Everybody’s different and everyone is good in their own ways,” Montgomery said. “Believing in yourself is always the right thing to do.”

The incoming second grader posts inspirational videos for one reason alone:

“When I make videos, it makes me feel happy that other people can watch them and feel happy.” Montgomery said. “If they’re getting picked on or if they’re shy or something, they can watch the videos.”

Rowyn started making videos after he was bullied in school. He didn’t want other kids to feel alone, so he decided to talk about what he went through.

“I have a unibrow and I used to be picked on because of it. But, I don’t care because I’m myself!” Montgomery said. “With bullies, it doesn’t matter what they think about you, it matters what you think about yourself and it’s good to embrace yourself and tell other people who you are.”

Now, his mom helps him post videos about everything: from COVID, to back to school nerves, to anxiety, he covers it all.

“Some people have anxiety and stuff especially with this bad virus going on. It’s like a tornado that’s going to right through your house!”

He hopes his messages will remind other kids that they’re awesome in their own way.

“Believe in yourself that you can get through second grade and other grades! God knows how many other grades there’s going to be!”

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