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Boy asks Santa to help protect sister from bullies

Now THAT'S a generous little brother.

According to CNN, an 8-year-old boy, Ryan, was asked by his mom recently what he wanted for Christmas. She asked him to write a letter to Santa that would serve as a tool to help her plan ahead.

But Ryan didn't ask for anything but help for his sister, Amber, who was a target for bullies.

"Dear Santa ... I wanted a (remote control) car and helicopter, but I don't want that anymor. Kid at school are still picking on Amber and its not fair," he wrote. "I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help."

Amber is slightly overweight and has ADHD along with other mental and mood disorders. Her mom, Karen Suffern, knew Amber was being teased, but had no idea how bad it really was. Amber never said a word.

Ryan would come up to Suffern to tell her in private about classmates bullying Amber -- how the kids in gym class would laugh at her when she could not do the bear crawl on the floor, tease her about her weight in class or tell her that she was adopted because she is multiracial.

"Every day when she goes to school, she says, 'Mommy, can I just stay at home?' and she just doesn't want to go.' And now every time I send her to school, I feel like I am not protecting her and I am letting her down," Suffern said.

Suffern is planning to speak with Amber's teachers and the parents of the bullies.

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