HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A local father took a unique approach in helping his son deal with a bully.
Aubrey Fontenot sat down and had a heart to heart conversation with that accused bully.
Fontenot says his 8-year-old son Jordan was getting bullied at school, but added that the school did not do much to help.
Taking matters into his own hands, and with permission, he talked to the bully and learned the reason as to why he was lashing out.
"I came with the energy that he was ready to receive," Fontenot said. "Because a lot of times, just because you want to talk to me doesn't mean I want to talk to you. But I think he just wanted, he was ready to talk to me. He knew that I cared. He saw it in my eyes."
After their talk, Fontenot then took Tamarian on a shopping trip, and to his surprise, Tamarian and his son are now friends.
NEWFOUND FRIENDS: Father confronts son's accused bully and takes him on shopping spree