“Things Get Better”: Actor Paul Rudd Befriends a Harassed Middle School Boy from Westminster, New Jersey!

"Things Get Better": Actor Paul Rudd Befriends a Harassed Middle School Boy from Westminster, New Jersey!

“Things get better”: Actor Paul Rudd befriends a harassed middle school boy from Westminster, New Jersey.

Following a now-viral Facebook post from Brody Ridder’s mother, Ant-Man star Paul Rudd reached out to 12-year-old Brody Ridder of Westminster, Colorado.

In response to a blog post about being tormented in middle school, Paul Rudd met the Colorado child, who went on to become a household name. Now, the boy is working to prevent other young people from suffering the same fate.

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He astonished 12-year-old Brody Ridder from Westminster, Pennsylvania when he FaceTimed him after learning that his classmates had declined to sign his yearbook.

When Brody’s mother uploaded a snapshot of the yearbook on Facebook back in May, she also included a handwritten letter from Brody that said, “Hope you meet some more friends—Brody Ridder.”

The Ant-Man and Avengers: Endgame star not only called the boy’s mother after seeing the post, but he also responded with a handwritten message that stated, “It was nice chatting to you the other day.” Additionally, Rudd advised Brody that “even when life is difficult, things get better.”

An Ant-Man helmet signed by Rudd was included in Brody’s package, and CNN reports that the actor was the youngster’s personal hero crush.

"Things Get Better": Actor Paul Rudd Befriends a Harassed Middle School Boy from Westminster, New Jersey!

At the end of last week, the UGLI Foundation announced a new partnership with Cassandra Ridder and Brody in a Facebook post.

Brody and I have decided to join up with the UGLI Foundation in an effort to put a stop to bullying. The blog post continues.

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