50 bikers escort bullied boy to first day of middle school

Eleven-year-old Phil Mick was nervous to start his first day of sixth grade.

According to his mom, Tammy Mick of Auburn, Indiana, Phil had confessed that he didn’t want to return to class after being bullied during his final year of elementary school.

“He was hiding it,” Tammy Mick told ABC News. “He came home with bumps and bruises. He said he wanted to end his life and I stepped up as parent and tried to get things taken care of.”

On Tuesday, Phil showed up for class with 50 bikers on motorcycles behind him.

Courtesy Brent Warfield
Phil Mick, 11, got a special ride on the back of the motorcycle of Brett Warfield, sales manager of KDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service, on his way to school on Aug. 1 in Indiana.

Brent Warfield, sales manager of KDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service and a mutual friend of the Mick family, decided to step in and help after hearing about Phil’s situation.

“I met Phil and I met Tammy and she had told be about him getting bullied,” Warfield told ABC News. “I said, ‘Well next year get a hold of me and we can give him an escorted ride to school.'”

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Phil Mick, 11, seen with Brett Warfield, sales manager of KDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service, who organized an escort ride for the boy to his first day of middle school on Aug. 1.

“When you hear an 11-year-old-kid talking about getting kicked and picked on all because they don’t have as much money or wear nice clothes, being overweight and then having an 11-year-old son myself, it reached down deep and hit me,” he said.

Warfield put a call out on Facebook for bikers to join him in escorting Phil to school on Aug. 1.

Courtesy Brent Warfield
A total of 50 bikers showed from motorcycle clubs to community members and individual motorcycle enthusiasts, to escort Phil Mick to his first day of middle school on Aug. 1.

That morning, a total of 50 bikers arrived at Phil’s house, bringing with them new clothes and school supplies, Warfield said.

“It gave him confidence,” he explained. “The middle school is a fresh start for him. I’ve talked to him several days since. He goes to school happy, comes home happy.”

Courtesy Brent Warfield
Phil Mick, 11, got a special motorcycle ride and escort for his trip to school Aug. 1 in Indiana, to help boost his confidence.

Mick said the special day left her son ecstatic.

“I wanted to cry, it was so heartwarming,” she added. “Every day, he talks about that ride. He said it was amazing. [To] Brent and all the riders who came, from the…

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