Extreme Makeover: Home Edition recently aired an anti-bullying episode and surprised the Walker family of Springfield, Massachusetts.

For almost a year, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover had told his mother, Sirdeaner Walker, about the many incidents of kids bullying him at school. Students told him that he “acted like a girl” and called him “gay.” On April 6th, 2009, 11-year-old Carl died by suicide. The family has turned this tragic accident into something positive by lobbying for new state and federal laws against bullying.

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