Karen Klien, the woman whose heart breaking story of abuse at the hands of a bunch of sadistic and cruel children went viral after a video surfaced, has now come forward to speak about the incident.

In the video, Klein is verbally abused at the hands of numerous children who laugh and hurl insults at her non-stop. The lowest barb may have come when one of the boys told Klein she didn't have any family because “they all killed themselves because they didn’t want to be near you." Klein's son took his own life 10 years ago.

No one can change what those kids did to Klein, but the outpouring of kindness towards the bus monitor has been overwhelming. She's received letters wishing her well and through a fund that was set up by neighbors to help Klein go on vacation, sympathizers have currently donated well over $300,000.

Here is Klein's interview with the Today Show:



New York Bus Monitor Ridiculed to Tears by Students (NSFW)