By Trishna Buch
In life, unfortunately, we are going to have to deal with our fair share of
problems. One of these problems is bullies which, I believe, a lot of us
have had experiences with. One child who had to deal with bullies was
an eight-year-old Texas City resident. But what started out as a horrifying
ordeal, turned into a great opportunity.
A young boy, Samuel Mull, had recently visited a baseball park. He
was planning to relax, enjoy his day and play a little of the sport. Unfortunately,
while he was at the park, a few middle schoolers turned up and
demanded the boy give them his bat. Mull stood his ground and refused
to cater to their demands. Those middle schoolers then revealed their
bully natures, and proceeded to beat up the child.
The Post found out about this one day last week, via a Facebook post.
We found out that Brittany O’Connor, owner of Texas City bakery Bake
Me A Dream, was a friend of Mull’s mother. After finding out about these
unfortunate events, O’Connor wanted to find a way to lift this child’s spirits.
“He’s been picked on a few times, so we just wanted to brighten his
day,” she said.
She decided to invite him into the bakery on a recent Monday and provide
him the opportunity to learn all about the ins and outs of baking.
“Bake Me A Dream is closed on Monday, so we thought it was the perfect
day to invite him,” O’Connor told me. Mull was able to go behind the counter,
to the bakery’s kitchen, and learn how to bake and decorate the different
cookies, cakes and cupcakes Bake Me A Dream has to offer. “We
also invited five of his friends and they came by after school to decorate
some cakes,” O’Connor said.
O’Connor, who has been in the bakery world for 12 years, had a message
to every child who has dealt with bullies: “Be yourself. Stand up for
yourself and don’t let anyone make you feel that you are less. Because
you are perfect.”
By Trishna Buch