Max Sidorov watched the YouTube video of a bus monitor being bullied by middle school students. Like many he was moved to do more.
He started a fundraiser to collect enough money to send the bus monitor on a vacation.
“I just want to focus on the good that can come of this,” says the 25-year-old nutritionist from Toronto. Sidorov says he too had been bullied.
He never thought that like the YouTube video his fundraiser would also go viral.
“I had no idea that I was going to raise anywhere near this amount,” he says. “Maybe a few thousand, maybe send her somewhere nice. But this is enough to let her retire!”
The site “Love for Karen” has raised more than $500,000. But it’s also raised some questions. The vacation fund was started without Karen Klein’s knowledge.