In his latest video, gay YouTube personality Riyadh K recorded an intense video confronting one of his childhood bullies and showed us that even the worst schoolyard bullies “end up just being normal people” and “not evil” in the long run.
At the start of the video, Riyadh explains how he was bullied for being gay throughout his time at school, and “hated every minute of it.”
“Some of it was just the odd name here or there, other stuff was a bit more serious, where I was being humiliated in front of groups of people because of how I talked or how I dressed,” he added.
In an attempt to gain closure to this open wound, the Irish YouTuber called up his childhood bully. The conversation is tense and somewhat awkward conversation at first, but it all ends up going much smoother than he expected.
He called the experience “cathartic,” adding: “I don’t think that could have gone better than it did. He was genuinely sorry, and I don’t think he even realized the effect it had on me and even the effect it has on me now.”