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Letter: I’m proud of grandkids for standing up to man who was abusing kittens

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Every day I read, watch or hear about bullying and/or abuse. It gets a little scary.

I worry about my grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. We’ve had conversations with them and all you can do is hope for the best. Things are looking up in that respect.

Last Saturday, six teenagers, 14 to 16 years of age (two of which were my granddaughter and grandson) were walking home after a birthday lunch for my granddaughter’s 16th birthday.

On their way home, they saw a man throwing kittens. Seeing this, they did not walk away and ignore it. They stepped up to the plate, retrieved the four kittens, one of which was hurt and bleeding, called the police and reported animal abuse.

I am so proud of these six young adults (and I call them that because of the way they handled things) for doing the right thing and taking the responsibility of taking care of an abuser.

Their parents and families should be proud. I hope the not-so-satisfactory results of the rescuing and reporting does not affect their ethics. I hope that they’ll always continue to do the right thing when it comes to protecting against bullying and abuse.

I’m proud and I want them to know it – Chris Nybo, Detroit Lakes

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