A simple tweet from Joanne Tubbs, of Des Moines, Iowa, mother of Carl Tubbs. A twelve year old boy being bullied from other students from taking Irish dancing lessons. NFL Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins, who is known for being open about dancing the Irish jig being apart of his training, responded to Joanne Tubbs tweet. Besides being a talent on the field, Alex Collins is proud of his other talent, Irish dancing. For Alex Collins, Irish dancing helps him stay fast and light on his feet.
.@Budda03 Any advice for a 12yr old boy getting bullied for taking Irish dance lessons?Maybe a shoutout to dancer Carl from you would help?
— Joanne Tubbs (@Joannetubbs) October 6, 2017
Never stop doing the things you love because someone else doesnt agree. chase your dreams Carl and don’t let them stop you from being great! https://t.co/T4MI6QQe3h
— Alex Collins (@Budda03) October 7, 2017
Not only did Alex Collins respond to the tweet, he offered to meet Carl in Minnesota for his game. It was a great day for Carl, he received a signed football and was given the opportunity to meet Alex’s teammates before and after the game.
“Just keep on moving forward and they’ll learn that picking on someone is not OK and eventually it’ll get better.” – Alex Collins
How cool is that?! Don’t Stop The Talk loves it when an athlete like Alex Collins will use his platform to help others and go the extra mile to brighten someone’s day, perhaps life! Moments like this can be life changing for someone and we hope that Alex Collins has gained more strength and will hear the advice he was given.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 13, 2017
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