Role models matter

This heartwarming story of junior high school students standing up for a classmate has been making the rounds—and also includes this important tidbit:

Andrews also says Desiree was inspired to try out for the cheerleaders' squad by watching an episode of the TV show Glee.

"They have a character with Down syndrome who is a cheerleader," he says. "And she said, 'If she can be a cheerleader, I can be a cheerleader.' "