Bullied Montco boy's inspirational Instagram message goes viral

EMBED </>More Videos

A big, bold message from a 10-year-old Montgomery County boy who was bullied is going viral. (WPVI)

A big, bold message from a 10-year-old Montgomery County boy who was bullied is going viral.

Dominic Zaffino from Hatfield he says he gets picked on because he's short.

So this week he took to Instagram to call out his "haters", posting a heartfelt message that's getting the attention of some pretty big celebrities.



Dominic is a cancer survivor and his growth was stunted because he went through 3-and-a-half years of chemotherapy.

He writes: "You know I may be short, but that's better than being dead....You don't have to be tall to win."

He adds that God "slowed down my growth so I could be the best person I can become."

His message has since been re-posted by some big names, including Philly's own Questlove from The Roots who wrote: "Don't let anyone's words keep you from your destiny in life."

"I thought that maybe it would help some kids that can't stand up, help them in a way," says Dominic.

"I would say don't judge someone before you get know what they have actually been through."

Even the Philadelphia Union re-posted his message and have invited the brave and inspirational soccer fan onto the field.

Related Topics:
societycancerinstagrampa. newsfamilybullyinganti-bullyingPhiladelphia UnionHatfield Township
(Copyright ©2017 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments