A Group of Bikers Came Together to Help a Remarkable Teen Face His First Day of High School

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:16 PM, September 15, 2016

Aired September 1, 2017

Everyone knows the first day of freshman year at high school is nerve-wracking, but for Sean Maehrer of Allentown, Pennsylvania, his first day started off with some something exciting. It’s a heart-warming story perfect for #FeelGoodFriday.

Maehrer was born with down syndrome, and his family worried he’d be bullied at school. Bikers from the community caught wind of the situation, came together and decided to escort him to his first day at Salisbury High School. Needless to say, it did the trick. In fact, it was so successful that they did it again for his first day of sophomore year, too. The best part? More than 100 bikers showed up to escort him!

“It’s been so amazing… we never thought 16 years ago that we’d have the support we have,” his mother Miriam said.

Will Sean get his own bike someday? “Yes!!” he says. No comment on whether his mom has approved this or not.

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