back to top
World

After His Mother Posted A Message To Facebook, This Lonely Kid Is Now Being Flooded With Friend Requests

Totally not crying.

Posted on

"Friends, I don't often ask for help, but I do now. I have a son Stepan. He's 11 and a little bit infantile. But generally, he's a very nice and kind boy. And also, naive and very childish. Today, his classmates in school laughed at his VK page saying that he just was a small child putting dinosaur photos and tanks and some video games trailers on there. They say: 'No one even likes your posts, you're a loser.' Stepan was very upset, almost crying. So, please, can those of you who have VK account go and like some of his posts? I will be very grateful to you. Thank you!"

Advertisement

From here, things escalated quickly. Stroganova's post was quickly shared across Facebook, and people began visiting Stepan's VK page, liking it, and sending him messages of support and pictures of dinosaurs.

"Dear Stepan, don't pay attention to those classmates of yours who laugh at your hobbies and the love you have for dinosaurs and video games."

He began receiving friend requests from influential people in social media and tech. Ex-VK PR Manager Georgiy Lobushkin sent Stepan a message saying "we're with you."

Advertisement

By the next day, Stepan had to close the ability to post on his timeline due to so many comments. On Wednesday, he shared a message thanking everyone for their likes and promising more dinosaur pictures.

Hello to all who read this! Thanks for all the likes!
I'll continue to post my dinosaurs today.
Please, don't swear here when speaking to someone or discussing something.
Right now I'm going to school.
Going to answer all of you when I'm back. Didn't have time yesterday.
Should I really change my profile picture?
Mom says hi to all of you and is really amused.</<blockquote>

"We talked and decided to hold a meeting in school for those who love dinosaurs," she said. "Stepan will make a little presentation and his classmate Platon, who mocked him initially, will cook something dinosaur-shaped to give to other kids."

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

Contact Victor Stepanov at victor.stepanov@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.

Promoted