Let's face it, kids can be extremely mean, and with the advent of the Internet bullying has only gotten worse.
Nathan Priestley is one guy who knows how cruel bullies can be.
At one point, the 21-year-old, called "Jabba the Hutt" by bullies, was tormented so badly about his weight he refused to go out in public for over a year.
Over time, the bullying became so bad, Nathan even tried to take his own life by overdosing on 30 pills when he was 18 years old. Thankfully that dosage was not enough to overcome him, due to his large size.
However, almost dying can really change your outlook on life, and after Nathan danced with death he decided he no longer wanted to live his life that way.
So he decided to drop the extra pounds once and for all, and within two years, Nathan lost about 196 pounds.
In fact, Nathan was so successful with his fitness endeavors, he actually became a personal trainer and plans on entering a bodybuilding competition in the near future.
Nathan recently told Daily Mail,
I want to show the people that bullied and harassed me that no matter how hard they beat me down, I will achieve more than them.
Nathan is certainly an inspiration, and his incredible transformation proves anything is possible if you work hard and never give up.