A viral video of a school bus monitor in New York state being bullied by four middle schoolers shocked a Toronto man and prompted him to launch a fundraiser to send the woman on vacation."I felt deeply sad for Karen," said Max Sidorov, a 25-year-old nutritionist and graduate of York University. "I had some issues with bullying myself when I was a young kid and had just come to Canada, so I know where she's coming from."
The taunting and verbal abuse of the bus monitor was captured in a 10-minute cellphone video recorded by one of the students and posted to YouTube. It shows 68-year-old Karen Klein trying her best to ignore the stream of profanity, insults and outright threats directed at her. At one point in the video, she breaks down in tears.
The video generated an outpouring of support for Klein that spread beyond the United States. By early Friday, visitors to the international crowd funding site Indiegogo.com had pledged more than $438,000 for the grandmother of eight.
"Maybe we can send her on a great, early retirement," said Sidorov.
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