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Tiger Woods writes a heart touching letter to a bullied boy

Jai Prakash
1.91K   //    13 May 2015, 16:19 IST
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Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods displayed his soft side recently as he wrote a heart touching letter to a boy who was being bulied in school due to his stutter.

Dillon, the boy in question contemplated suicide as he couldn’t handle the constant taunts by his classmates. LPGA golfer Sophie Gustafson, who is also a friend of Dillon had gone through similar problems as a child. Dillon had quit his football team and was depressed before his mother wrote a letter to Gustafson.

Gustafson then shared it with Woods, who Dillon is a big fan of. The American responded to the boy and motivated him to never give up on his dreams.

Here is the letter that Tiger wrote to the young boy:

Tiger Woods letter to Dillon


Dillon was delighted with Tiger’s letter. 

"On Saturday, I got a letter from Tiger! He told me that he used to stutter too. We are going to frame the letter. We have never seen a golf tournament in person, only on TV. I told my mom that when my leg gets better (he fractured his leg in his suicide attempt) I think that would be a fun thing to do."

And then, showing that he gets that this story is bigger than just him, Dillon said Golf Digest

"I hope that maybe one other person out there that is also having struggles, will hear my story and realize suicide is not the answer and maybe it can help them. I just acted on impulse and now wish that I hadn't. I was just tired of feeling small and like I didn't matter. I know that I do matter with the help of my family and friends like you to support me. So thank you and please thank Ron. You are a really great person." 

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