It all started with a shirt and a kind hearted, Jesus-loving 6 year old boy. Blake was asked by his mom what shirt he would like if he could have anything on it for back to school. He loves football and basketball so she was sure that would be his answer. Instead, he chose 5 simple words: I will be your friend. "I want to make sure everybody knows they have a friend already." The bullied, the socially awkward, the loner. They all have a friend ALREADY. They have a safe place of genuine care and friendship regardless of circumstance.
Immediately inspired by such a selfless and pure message in such a selfish and hardened world, millions took notice. Before the end of the week, it was international and we received countless stories of how such a simple phrase with a huge message impacted individuals on a personal level. In addition to the changes in emotional well-being he was providing for others, we also wanted to help those who have tangible needs by donating a portion of every sale to The Real Life Center in Tyrone, GA. From this we knew that was just the beginning.
This is more than a t-shirt. This is more than just another viral story. This is a movement. This is about making a lasting difference in the world. This is about seeing less violence in our communities because that child who thought s/he didn't matter has a friend. This is about seeing less depression and anxiety in adults and children because they have a support system. This is being and living out the change that this world desperately needs. Keep watching to see what wonderful things are to come from being a part of this movement.
Your support and contributions will enable us to reach children all over. We hope to be able to reach the unreachable and help them to understand that no one is alone- we will be your friend.
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