Well, this will touch you heart.
The 68-year-old has received more than $700,000 raised by a Canadian man.
Klein received the check at a ceremony in Toronto on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for the fundraising site Indiegogo said more than 30,000 people from 84 countries contributed to the fund, which was set up in June. Their sympathies were stirred by a cellphone video of the taunting uploaded to YouTube by a student on the bus. The amount far exceeded the expectations of Max Sidorov, who started the drive with the goal of raising $5,000 to send Klein on vacation.
Two days after Sidorov launched the online fundraiser, donations had already skyrocketed over $500,000. The bus monitor from Greece, N.Y., who made a $15,506 salary from her job at Athena Middle School, said she never saw so much money in her life. She has since retired.
More in the video below, and click here to see the original bullying incident.
- Bullied bus monitor receives $700,000 cheque in Toronto (thestar.com)
- Bullied U.S. bus monitor receives $700,000 cheque from Toronto man (theprovince.com)
- Bullied bus monitor collects $703K cheque in Toronto (cbc.ca)
- Bullied bus monitor gets her money (wivb.com)