Man Takes Cat-Themed Lunch Box To Work To Teach His Little Cousin A Lesson

April 5, 2018

A man in Charlotte, NC, is taking a "Space Cats" lunch box to work to show his little cousin that a man can love whatever he wants to love and he doesn't have to be afraid to express that love.

man takes cat lunch box to work
Credit: David Pendragon

David Pendragon says his 10-year-old cousin was ridiculed by some of his male classmates for taking a colorful, cat-themed lunch box to school. So, Pendragon ordered the same exact lunch box and took it to his corporate workplace.

"My cousin, Emily, has a 10 year old son named Ryker. Ryker, who loves cats, was very excited to get his new lunchbox. Unfortunately because of its colors, or because it has cats, or both he was teased about it by other boys in his class. He even wanted to stop taking his lunch so he wouldn't be teased about it any longer," Pendragon wrote on Facebook.

"I have decided, however, to stand with my little cousin and show him that a man can love whatever he wants and not be afraid to express that love.

So I have ordered the same lunchbox for myself and proudly carried it to work today at my large, conservative, corporate workplace. I've told anyone who asked the story behind my lunchbox and to a person, they all stand with Ryker too.

There's no one way to be a man. Men can be colorful. Men can be expressive. Men can be emotional and silly and gleeful.

I love my new lunchbox and I hope Ryker and all the other boys out there can see that their passion and self-expression is never something to be ashamed of."

Pendragon's post has over 100,000 likes and is flooded with supportive comments from people all over the world.

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