Strangers Take A Bullied Teen With Autism Out To Play Pokemon Go

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A community of strangers came together to make a teen’s day a little brighter after learning that he was bullied at the Tempe Beach Park last weekend while playing Pokemon Go.

The teen’s sister reached out about the attack on the Arizona Pokemon Go Community Facebook page. The teen, who lives with autism, and his mom were playing Pokemon Go when two college-age guys squirted barbecue sauce on the boy and even called him the r-word.

Hundreds of people responded with support for the family and invited 15-year-old Ty to play the game with them at Tempe Beach Park.

“I’m so grateful. I’m just so grateful because if this wouldn’t have happened, we would still be hiding in our house like a lot of families like ours do. And I just can’t thank everyone enough,” said Angie Swartout, Ty’s mother.

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Video: ABC 15 Arizona