Viral video of middle school kids in New York picking on a bus monitor has sparked international outrage and overwhelming financial support for the woman.
A student cell phone video posted online shows 68-year-old Karen Klein being verbally assaulted to the point of tears.
One student can be heard calling her fat and another tells Klein to put on her glasses to cover up her "ugly face."
Someone then tells her that she doesn't have family because "they all killed themselves because they didn't want to be near you."
The incident may never have been discovered, but one of the teens involved actually posted the cell phone video to YouTube and Facebook.
Now the young culprits are reportedly receiving death threats. Chastened and afraid, they've written apologies to Klein for their behavior.
"I am so sorry for the way I treated you," one of the boys wrote. "When I saw the video I was disgusted and could not believe I did that."
Another wrote, "If that had happened to someone in my family I would be really mad at the people who did that to them."
Along with the public fury over the boys' actions has come lots of support for their victim.
One man in Canada started a $5,000 fundraising effort on Klein's behalf to send her on a "vacation of a lifetime."
The fund has skyrocketed to nearly $500,000.
As a bus monitor, Klein only makes about $15,000 a year.