Bears' Kyle Long spends day with bullied youth

Bears' Kyle Long spends day with bullied youth
May 5, 2014, 9:30 pm
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Bears guard Kyle Long gave a nine-year-old boy a day he will never forget.

Andrew Oyston, who had been bullied on his school bus for close to three years because of his weight, notified his father about the incident.

Frank Oyston searched for ways to help his son, and decided to reach out to Long.

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"I was shocked he got back to me so quick," Oyston told ESPN Chicago. "I sent the first tweet that said, 'I have a favor to ask of you because my son is being bullied on the bus,' and right after I sent that I started typing another tweet asking Kyle if he could just talk to Andrew, and before I could hit send, Kyle had already gotten back to me saying he would ride the bus. That's how fast it was. It was amazing."

Long and the Oystons planned a time when they could meet, and the Bears Pro Bowl guard showed up on Saturday at Chuck E. Cheese in the Chicagoland area.

Long chronicled his day with Andrew and the Oyston family on Twitter: