Five-year-old boy survives vicious dog attack only to be referred to as a “monster” in public

Ryder Wells, who is just five years old, has already experienced more terror than most people have in a lifetime.

Despite all odds, a little North Carolina resident managed to survive a vicious attack by two rottweilers in 2015 while visiting family for Thanksgiving.

At the time of the attack by the two 100-pound dogs, he was just 21 months old. He suffered a fractured arm, a punctured lung, and lost half of his face, in addition to having his teeth smashed.

Although his family didn’t believe he would live, this little fighter survived and has since undergone almost 50 operations.


This adorable little boy now has to put up with harsh remarks from kids and adults instead of being applauded for surviving such a horrifying incident.

When Ryder initially started school, according to his teaching assistant, even the grownups would gawk at him.

Mom Brittany recalled: “When we go to the park, there’s a child who points and screams ‘monster’ at him before running away.”

“Out shopping the other day someone shouted ‘ew’ at him. It’s hard and it breaks my heart as a parent that after everything he’s been through, people aren’t always nice over something he can’t help.”


“But he is such a fighter, he doesn’t let anything hold him back.”

Ryder’s survival is referred to be a “miracle” because even his doctors didn’t think he would live.

The Granite Falls mother, age 31, is now terrified of her kid entering school.


“I just reassure him as much as I can but I’m absolutely terrified about when he goes to school. There are always going to be a couple of kids who aren’t kind.”

She now wants to spread awareness about the negative consequences bullying can have on someone with a facial deformity, in the hopes that Ryder’s tale may prompt others to reconsider how they treat individuals who are different from them.


To ensure that kids like Ryder get the joyful lives they deserve, we must teach our youngsters to be nice and not to make fun of people who appear different.