WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio (KDKA) — A family in Ohio was heartbroken and furious this weekend after discovering a derogatory word sprayed in paint across their garage.
“It hurts a lot. It makes you cry,” said Steve Clark told CBS affiliate WBNS.
Someone had written the “r-word” in red, which Clark believes was meant in reference to his son Jayden, who is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
“This angers us. This has nothing to do with his mindset,” said Clark. “He’s a smart boy. He has no problem understanding anything. He knows what that word means and he knows how mean it is.”
After word spread of the cruel act, dozens of motorcycle drivers headed for the home to show Jayden their support.
“We did this for Jayden. He has a better way to get around than anyone else -which is a wheel chair. We want him to know he can go up and succeed in life; not slow down because someone who thinks he’s different put him down,” said Carlos Garcias, who asked the Columbus Riders to show up.
“They showed him there’s good people in the world. Not everyone’s like this,” Clark said.