This Teenager Always Ate Lunch Alone, But When A Group Approached Him His Mom Couldn’t Stay Silent

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Image: Facebook/TylerandKay Kirby
Image: Facebook/TylerandKay Kirby / Facebook/TylerandKay Kirby

Teenager Andrew Kirby suffers from a condition known as neurofibromatosis. As a result, tumors often appear in his back and head, which have led to him having to undergo some significant operations. His parents say that their son is a shy boy who’s fond of being alone.

Image: Kay Kirby via ABC News
Image: Kay Kirby via ABC News

Born to loving parents Kay and Tyler, Andrew is a middle-child. The rest of the family is completed by older brother Brock, older sister Goldie and younger brother John. “He’s a good kid, but he’s just different,” Kay told ABC News. “It doesn’t make him odd or bad. He’s very loyal and everybody that meets him loves him.”

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Image: Kay Kirby via ABC News
Image: Kay Kirby via ABC News

For almost half a decade, Andrew always ate on his own at school. Every day, he’d sit there feeling deeply self-conscious, alone with his phone. And his mum would text him each day, wondering whether he’d found a friend to sit with. But Andrew’s response was always the same – he hadn’t.

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