When Ryan Hibbel transferred to Golden Briar Middle School earlier this year, it wasn’t an easy transition. Like many kids his age, Ryan soon became the target of school bullies who made his life miserable. Before long, Ryan’s story started to spread on social media, and something amazing happened: Alicia Keys heard that Ryan was being bullied!

Cue the waterworks!

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter found out Ryan was being bullied earlier this week, and now she knows about it! Word has reached Alicia that kids at Ryan’s school were taking his lunch money and writing mean things on his locker, and now there’s no doubt about it—Alicia Keys has the gist of what’s going on!


She even took to Twitter:

Talk about the feel-good story of the year! She may be a famous recording artist, but now Alicia Keys is fully aware that Ryan is being picked on. Ryan can rest easy knowing Alicia Keys has been informed that he’s being shoved and called names on a daily basis. If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, we don’t know what will!


Wow. It’s nice to know that no matter how famous you are, you’re never too big to pay attention to your fans. What a beautiful story!