About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

Boy surprises friend on Valentine’s Day after she was ‘horribly bullied’ in school

This is one of the sweetest Valentine’s Day stories we’ve ever heard! ❤

Growing up can be tough. Not only do you deal with the stress of your studies, but also with the bullies and mean girls, who make every day in school feel like hell.

During times like this, it’s not surprising that the bullied may feel somewhat lacking in self-worth. And oftentimes, this form of emotional “abuse” can affect their self-esteem and confidence in the future.

So when Isaiah Greiner found out that his family friend was being “horribly bullied” at school, he took it upon himself to make her feel special on Valentine’s Day.

In this Facebook post from Greiner’s mother, Abby Howell, Greiner can be seen arriving at the school cafeteria carrying a large teddy bear and a bouquet of flowers for the 12-year old girl.

Photo Credit: Facebook.com/Abby Howell

When the young girl saw Greiner with the gifts, she was overcome with emotion and was left speechless. She then hugged Greiner as a way of saying “Thanks” for his efforts to brighten up her Valentine’s Day.

Since Howell uploaded the photos and video on Facebook, a number of netizens all over the world couldn’t help but admire the lengths Greiner went to make his friend happy. Even celebrity host, Ellen Degeneres shared Howell’s Facebook post and captioned it, “This is kindness.”

This is kindness.

Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

For everyone struggling with bullies, please remember that you will always be worth something to those who love you. And that there are people in the world like Isaiah Greiner, who prove that kindness still exists!


INQPOP! Stories we think you might like: 

These ladies find the perfect Valentine’s Day presents in the trash

Students get a taste of their own medicine after being caught studying for a different subject in class 

This baby is killin’ it with her napping cosplay looks

Trump had notes reminding him to say ‘I hear you’ to school shooting survivors

WATCH: 5 women who made Oscars history




Subscribe to our daily newsletter

[forminator_form id="331316"]
About Author

Related Stories

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Popping on POP!