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Bullied boy gets unexpected online message: a White House invite

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, 11-year-old Logan Fairbanks of Michigan got the VIP experience while on vacation in Washington with his family. Fairbanks had posted a video of himself reading cruel internet comments that bullies had posted about him, which caught the eye of Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, leading to a special White House invitation.

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  • GWEN IFILL:

    It happened after Logan stood up to his Internet bullies by reading the cruel Internet comments people posted about him on video.

  • LOGAN FAIRBANKS:

    I hope that people don't bully other people online anymore and that this helps.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    It went viral and caught the eye of senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who tweeted at Logan to stop by the White House if he is ever in Washington. Well, he took her up on that offer.

    We caught up with him in Congressman Fred Upton's office to ask him how it went.

  • LOGAN FAIRBANKS:

    Words really can't explain it. It was happy. Like, I was happy that I got to go there, but I always know that I didn't do — I didn't make the video for the rewards. I made it for what the message is.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    The message? Stop cyber-bullying, and he wants that to go viral, too.

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