Nobody could forget when Karen Klein, a 68-year-old bus monitor, was bullied by several boys on a bus ride to school. They made fun of her weight and economic status, causing the poor woman to break down in tears. These boys even went as far as telling her she didn't have family because they all killed themselves to get away from her.
When the video of them making fun of her went viral on YouTube, it sparked national outrage. One person felt so bad for her that he started an online campaign to fund a vacation for her. People ended up donating almost $700,000 to Klein since last month.
Nearly one million dollars has definitely changed Klein's life for the better. She went from making just $15,506 a year as a bus monitor to living a comfortable retired lifestyle. She can finally help her family members with finances and use the rest for savings and entertainment.
During her retirement, Klein plans to help stop bullying. "I'm not a great speaker ... but I would like to try to do something," Klein said. "Kids write to me and tell me that they've been bullied. The kids that get bullied ... I hate it."
It's certainly very good to hear that Klein is doing so well now. Before the bullying incident, she was barely getting by on her bus monitor salary. Now she finally gets to retire and enjoy her life. And you can't help but feel so much joy for her because she hasn't lived the easiest life so far.