Many of us have been bullied mercilessly in school because of our weight. Kids can be really mean and pass snarky comments about one’s appearance and the body-shaming can result in a lifetime’s worth of insecurities.
Like this guy, Anthony Bayer, who as a teen was bullied all his school life and faced multiple rejections from girls whom he liked. According to a report by Metro UK, Anthony was overweight from eating junk food all the time and hence was the butt of cruel jokes amongst his school mates.
However, things got way worse when he was bullied by one girl whom he hopelessly crushed on. He went on to narrate an incident which is making us root for him!
“I really liked this girl at my school. She was very popular, and all the guys thought she was the hottest girl in our grade. I thought she was really pretty, and I must have been crazy, but I decided I’d ask her to the school dance.
It was my final year of school, and I just thought ‘Why not?’. I was anticipating for her to reject me straight away and just laugh in my face. But amazingly, she said yes. I couldn’t believe it.
I was so excited for the dance that I bought a new suit, got a haircut, and hired a limo. I wanted to impress her. I nervously drove to her house, walked up, and rang the bell. She opened it and just said, ‘sorry, you’re too fat to fit through the door’, and slammed the door on my face.
I was heartbroken. I went back to the limo and cried my eyes out. But then I gathered myself and thought well, you have a suit on so you might as well go to the dance.
‘But I had a terrible time, and everyone laughed and bullied me when they found out what happened. It was horrible.”
The incident took a major hit on his self-esteem and he ended up with depression and an eating disorder, causing his weight to shoot up to 157Kgs. He binged on junk food throughout the day, like eating two pizzas for dinner and gulping 2 litres of soda twice a day.
However, when he was alarmed by his doctor about his deteriorating health conditions and was about to develop diabetes, he made a decision to change his entire lifestyle. He changed his diet and started going to the gym. This happened back in 2014 and he hasn’t looked back since.
Now he’s lost a ton of weight – 60kgs to be exact and has become this gorgeous looking man. What’s better? All those girls who rejected him back in school started to ask him out on a date, even the girl who rejected him for the school dance!
Here’s what she texted:
He claims to not have replied back. Even though he’s forgiven her, he says he will not forget what she did to him. Also, he says he gets hundreds of matches on Tinder!
It may sound shallow, but getting hit on by the same people who once bullied you is a different kind of ego-boost all together!