Anonymous said: BECAUSE HE IS THE SHIT OKAY AND ILHSM LIKE LITERALLY SO NICE OMG ILY TANNY
Anonymous said: Dude, he's happy now!! Wow I'm so happy for him. I haven't checked his blog in a while, but he seems happy as ever. I'm happy for him too. :)
Anonymous said: He's cool :) I like his blog. Especially the cat pictures. I feel like if we lived near each other we could be good friends.
Anonymous said: Tanner has dealt with his bullying and overcome it with such grace and maturity it is inspiring. I am so excited for the amazing future that this kid has, and I'm hoping he's starting to feel excited about it too.
Anonymous said: hes hot
I just realized that it has been about a year since I first saw your blog! Things change, and hopefully for the better. Well, it has definitely changed for the better for you!
Meanwhile, I’ll be going to college next year. I’ve never thought that time would fly by so quickly (it’s a cliché thing to say, but true too).
I first came across your tumblr via a post from Reddit. I think I was with the initial group of people who sent you anonymous messages, and continued doing so for the entire duration of that awful period. I remember there were some pretty nasty bullies on there as well, and made sure to send ten times as many encouraging and happy messages than the bullies did!
I think that the incident encouraged me to be more openly supportive of everyone. I’m always ready to help someone in need, but I feel like I never let that be known to anyone. But I realized that sometimes seeing that someone is willing to help means a world of a difference, so I strive to be nice to everyone.
Of course, there are the occasional assholes who thought they could use my niceness as a tool for their gain, but although I love being sweet and friendly, I can also whip out retorts on a whim if needed. Those bullies got their ass whooped (verbally) by me, and I hope that forces them to change and become better people!
Since I’m basically pouring my heart out into this message, I do hope you’ll read this somehow XD! But if not, I do hope this message motivates someone to be nice today. There’s always enough happiness to go around.
-Sincerely, Jademerald (what a weird nickname, why did I even sign it that in the first place, but oh well)
Anonymous said: I love Tanner because he is a great guy. He's cool, energetic, funny, has a passion, and is a very nice person. I don't why some people seem to thrive on hate. It's not good for anyone. Hope you're having one hell-of-a year, bro!
Anonymous said: Tanner's the man! :)
Anonymous said: Tanner! It seems like you're doing well! That makes me happy too :) Stay happy and remember that people do love you! <3
Hey Tanner —
Hope you are having an awesome start to your school year. You’re in a new school now, right? I hope everyone there shows you the love you deserve.
I always check up on Tanner now and then to see how he is doing. I used to do it every day when he was feeling down (the bullies were getting to him and all of that), and whenever he was going through his mishaps.
What makes my extremely happy was that he got to have a taste of the world in front of him during this summer. Many people just have to realize that, no matter how shitty life is right now, the world is full of endless possibilities. Dreams galore.
After seeing that Tanner was having such a blast, I let it go a little. I was pretty busy too (and also went to NYC), so I didn’t check his blog as much. I still thought of him every now and then, because he’s just an awesome kid. Today I went and checked his tumblr, and sent him another anonymous message, just for the smiles.
I think I’m going to keep checking up on him for awhile. Just because. I just wish I could tell everyone else that there is a better world out there. Get rid of your poisonous friends and away from the toxic atmosphere of wherever you feel like you’re getting sucked into a black hole. And another thing, when you are in your deepest moments of despair and nothing else can reach you, the only thing you can do (and you must do) is to help someone else. Really, the gratitude is overwhelming and will help push you back. Tip the waiter/waitress. Give that homeless bum some cash. Walk a lady across the street. You will start to feel better about yourself, I promise.
This message is not only for Tanner, but for everyone who sees this. Keep on truckin’!
Anonymous said: He's just an awesome kid! Seriously! :) Nothing much else to add here.
Anonymous said: Thought of you today Tanner! Hope you're doing well! :)
I think anyone who follows this page will agree with me when I say that I am so proud of the strength you have found within yourself. You have dealt with such an awful situation with such maturity I can’t believe it. You are truly wonderful and I am so inspired by your courage. I am really proud of you. I love you Tanner.