All she wants for Christmas is to make more friends.

When Suzy Boliver first saw her 8-year-old daughter’s Christmas list, she felt heartbroken.

In addition to the physical items, such as a stuffed animal and a new pencil, this girl’s letter to Santa requested something less tangible: “more friends” and ” less bullying to me.”

Boliver originally didn’t want to share the list she made, but after posting it in a TikTok video that racked up 3.8 million views and 201,300 likes, she changed her mind.

“I wasn’t going to post this, but you know what… this is being 8 yrs old in 2022 and maybe we should be talking about it,” she wrote.

When the mother saw what her child had done, she was devastated, and commenters felt similarly.


I wasn’t going to post this, but you know what.. this is being 8 yrs old in 2022 and maybe we should be talking about it..

♬ Get You The Moon – Kina

“I teach elementary school, this breaks my heart,” one person said.

“We need to do something about bullying. We are taking way too long,” another person stated.

“Makes my heart ache,” someone else added.

“Makes me not want to even send my kids to public school. So sad,” another person said.

“This made me cry. My daughter is 8. This would break me,” a parent commented.

“This is heartbreaking. I feel you. Nothing harder than watching your kids walk through that stuff,” someone else added.

Other parents had to endure tough times looking at their own children’s list of desired items.

“My 9yo wrote this year ‘To be pretty,’ I have no words for this sadness,” one person said.

“My 7-year-old brother wrote that he wanted his girlfriend back,” another stated.

A few commenters offered solutions.

“You should set up a PO Box so we can send her postcards from friends around the country,” one person said.

“I got a 7 yr old that would love to be a pen pal,” another added.

“Go directly to the school. Ask questions. Get to the bottom of this. Be that mama bear,” someone else stated.

“I’m a teacher and if she is writing about it ask the teacher but also fully move her away from bullies no matter what. Too many lost little lives,” another person said.