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  • Chicago Bears player Kyle Long visits bullied 9-year-old

  • Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long took time to make a 9-year-old boy's day when he heard the Illinois boy was being bullied.
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  • Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long took time to make a 9-year-old's day when he heard the Illinois boy was getting bullied. When Andrew Oyston told his dad, Frank Oyston, kids were bullying him at school and on the bus, Oyston decided to reach out to a football player he had been a fan of for a while. According to FOXSports.com, Oyston contacted the Chicago Bears player Kyle Long via Twitter. After about a month of messaging though the social media site, Oyston and Long settled on a day for Long to visit Andrew. The player came Saturday, May 3, to Oyston's sister's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. "Stackin tickets with my man Andrew," Long wrote on Twitter with a picture of the two playing games. In an image of Andrew sitting with Long, the football player said, "... we had a great day." According to FOXSports.com, Long came to the family's house after the celebration to play catch and take pictures. Social media users have responded positively not only to Long, but also Oyston for his proactive approach to his son's bullying. "The story about @Ky1eLong helping @Frankoyston son who was being bullied makes me even prouder to be a #KyleLong & @ChicagoBears fan!" Phil Amodei wrote on Twitter. "@Frankoyston Kudos to you for being an active dad! Just read your story on @Yahoo! #AntiBullying," Brad Hensley wrote on Twitter.%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D168032%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E

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