I used to be a bully in first grade — I’m making it as much as my sufferer 15 years later

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He’s been reha-bully-tated.

An Oklahoma comedian who copped to repeatedly stealing his elementary schoolmate’s pizza lunch has made amends higher than 15 years later after monitoring down his ex-victim on-line — and he even plans to buy him a slice (or two) as reparations. Films detailing the reformed bully’s atonement are in the meanwhile amassing tens of hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok.

“Hopefully he [the victim] reaches out and me and him can get collectively,” said Joe Erwin, 24, in one of many now-viral clips describing his transformation from pie-jacker to pen pal.

The Tulsa resident’s saga first obtained right here to gentle in a March 15 TikTok video with almost 10 million views. Responding to a fan query a few horrible deed he did as a baby, Erwin admitted: “I used to steal a baby’s lunch every day and eat it correct in entrance of him. 

“I’d utterly house that pizza correct in entrance of him, and he didn’t get to eat lunch,” the remorseful robber outlined to his higher than 100,000 TikTok followers. The self-deprecating Erwin — citing his “foolish, fat, little self” — then demonstrated on digicam how he’d trick the sufferer, named Dylan, into making an attempt within the incorrect approach, whereupon he’d swipe a slice from his hapless classmate’s plate.

When his Margherita mark instructed him he didn’t acknowledge the theft, Erwin would reportedly reply, “Oh, I’m sorry, man. I’m merely hungry — that’s all.”  

On the time, the pie-pilferer rationalized stealing Dylan’s dough because of that they had been buddies and Erwin was chubby, which he alleged made him additional prone to hunger.

“We every on a regular basis acquired pizza, and we on a regular basis sat subsequent to at least one one other. We actually carried out at recess collectively. We had been buddies,” Erwin outlined. “Nevertheless he was barely man and — shock — I was a fat baby. So I merely I assumed, ‘Since he’s such barely man, he doesn’t get hungry like I do.’”

“I used to steal a baby’s lunch every day and eat it correct in entrance of him,” Joe Erwin confessed on digicam.
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Erwin points to his bullying victim, Dylan, in his school yearbook.
Erwin components to his bullying sufferer, Dylan, in his school yearbook.
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The funnyman concluded his “steal culpa” by imploring the peanut gallery to help him monitor down Dylan, who he said went to Jenks West Elementary in Jenks, Oklahoma, and is now in his mid-20s.  

“Dylan, within the occasion you’re in the marketplace, I’m sorry, man,” said the rueful crust-copper. “I want to take you out to the costliest pizza place that you would presumably contemplate. I do understand it’s not gonna totally make it correct, nonetheless I at least want to say, ‘I’m sorry.’”

‘Dylan, within the occasion you’re in the marketplace, I’m sorry, man.’

Thankfully, Erwin’s GoFindMe appeared to pay dividends. In a follow-up video, the earlier pizza thief said he’d tracked Dylan down on Fb after discovering his remaining determine in his elementary school yearbook. He then despatched his ex-victim the aforementioned apology video, along with an invitation of re-pie-rations, and uploaded a screenshot of the resultant textual content material change.

‘That’s fantastic! Haha,” study Dylan’s reply. “In any case I keep in mind you, and I’ve seen your fantasy O-line TikToks! I keep in mind this happening, nonetheless I had no clue it was you.”

Erwin’s overjoyed ex-victim added, “Subsequent time I’m in Tulsa, pizza’s on you, man!”

And it appears the humorist is inserting his money the place his mouth is: Per the most recent video up to date posted final week, Erwin plans to drive 4 hours to meet Dylan in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas, on Would possibly 14. 

‘I want to take you out to the costliest pizza place that you would presumably contemplate.’

“I’m great excited. I hope you guys are great excited — let’s do this issue,” said the Tokfluencer, who pledged to film the entire pie-filled reunion.

Evidently, TikTok viewers had been moved by Erwin’s gesture.

“Bro you’re legendary for this,” gushed one admirer, whereas one different wrote, “You’re a terrific man.”

In any case, a few TikTok wits moreover suggested that the comedian should steal Dylan’s pizza as soon as extra — nonetheless merely as a goof.

Erwin said he plans to drive four hours to meet Dylan for pizza in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 14.
In a follow-up video, Erwin — confirmed pointing to himself in an elementary school yearbook — said he’d tracked Dylan down on Fb after discovering his remaining determine throughout the yearbook.
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