By now, most of you have probably heard about the story of Karen the bus monitor who was bullied by a group of seventh graders. The video of the incident (which contains explicit content) quickly went viral, and the power of the internet was quickly realized.
A crowd funding campaign was launched on indiegogo.com in an effort to send Karen on a much deserved vacation. While the target was a modest $5,000, nearly $500,000 has been donated as of Friday. What was first a very severe and unfortunate circumstance was quickly turnaround into a great tale of compassion thanks to the kindness of strangers and the influence of social media.
Below is a news interview featuring Karen.