A comic who used to steal his classmate’s lunch in elementary college has made amends for his bullying more than 15 years later after TikTok helped him reconnect with his former pal.
Joe Erwin, 24, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, shared his story in a now-viral video final week, explaining how he used to take his pal Dylan’s pizza after they had been within the first grade collectively.
‘What’s a horrible factor you probably did as a toddler that you just really feel actually unhealthy about as an grownup?’ he requested viewers at the beginning of the clip, admitting: ‘I used to steal a child’s lunch day-after-day and eat it proper in entrance of him.’
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Joe Erwin, 24, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, opened up about how he used to steal his pal Dylan’s pizza after they had been within the first grade in a now-viral TikTok video
Erwin (left) mentioned they had been associates and used to sit down subsequent to one another at lunch, however he assumed Dylan (proper) did not get hungry like he did as a result of he was a ‘little man’
Erwin defined that he was associates with Dylan on the time and did not understand his actions had been hurtful. He simply needed his lunch.
‘We each at all times bought pizza, and we at all times sat subsequent to one another. We truly performed at recess collectively. We had been associates,’ he recalled. ‘But he was a bit of man and — shock — I used to be a fats child. So I simply I assumed, “Since he’s such a little guy, he doesn’t get hungry like I do.”‘
Erwin mentioned he would trick Dylan into wanting in the wrong way, and as soon as he turned his head, he would seize his pizza and put it on his personal plate.
When Dylan instructed him that he did not prefer it when he stole his lunch, he would say: ‘Oh, I’m sorry, man. I’m simply hungry. That’s all.’ But he by no means gave him his meals again.
The comic recalled how he’d trick Dylan into wanting in the wrong way, and as soon as he turned his head, he would seize his pizza and put it on his personal plate
Erwin ended the video by issuing a public apology to Dylan and providing to take him out to the ‘costliest pizza place’ he might consider
‘I’d completely home that pizza proper in entrance of him, and he did not get to eat lunch,’ he mentioned with regret.
Erwin requested his viewers if any of them knew a man named Dylan who went to Jenks West Elementary in Jenks, Oklahoma, and is now in his mid-20s.
‘Dylan, when you’re on the market, I’m sorry man,’ he added. ‘I need to take you out to the costliest pizza place that you may consider. I do know it isn’t gonna utterly make it proper, however I not less than need to say I’m sorry.’
Erwin’s video has been seen more than 9.4 million occasions because it was posted on March 15 and has obtained hundreds of feedback.
In a follow-up clip, Erwin revealed that he tracked down Dylan on Facebook after discovering his final identify in his pal’s previous
After Erwin messaged him to make amends, Dylan admitted he had ‘no clue’ he was the one who stole his pizza day-after-day
The previous associates have made plans to reconnect in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 14
‘You didn’t hear? Dylan starved to dying, by no means noticed the second grade,’ one individual joked, whereas one other added: ‘And Dylan grew as much as grow to be Papa John.’
‘Sometimes bullies don’t know they’re a bully,’ another person famous.
In a follow-up clip, Erwin revealed that he tracked down Dylan on Facebook after discovering his final identify in his pal’s previous yearbook. When he messaged him, he shared his video and defined he needed to make amends.
‘This is superb! Haha. Of course, I keep in mind you, and I’ve seen your fantasy O-line TikToks,’ Dylan replied. ‘I keep in mind this taking place, however I had no clue it was you. Next time I’m in Tulsa, pizza’s on you, man!’
They made plans to reconnect someday this spring, and in Erwin’s most up-to-date video, he shared that he’s going to be driving 4 hours to satisfy up with Dylan in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 14.