Chip Somodevilla of Getty Images captured this shot during President Obama's opening remarks at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. In the back row, Laura and Kirk Smalley weep while listening to the president talk about their son, 11-year-old Ty Field, who shot himself after being bullied at school and being suspended because of a fight with a bully.
President Obama acknowledged the Smalley's and other families who have endured similar tragedies.
"No family should have to go through what these families have gone through," President Obama read from the teleprompter. "No child should feel that alone. We’ve got to make sure our young people know that if they’re in trouble, there are caring adults who can help and young adults that can help; that even if they’re having a tough time, they’re going to get through it, and there’s a whole world full of possibility waiting for them."
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