Rather than respond with anger, the third-grader wrote a note addressed to the school earlier this month, offering an alternative to bullying.
Nicolas told the Daily Reporter that through his letter, he just wanted to send a message of compassion to the fifth-grade student.
"I wanted to touch his heart," the 8-year-old said.
In addition to offering his friendship in the letter, he promised to be respectful, responsible and caring to the bullies. He ended the note with a plea to "stop the bullying."
"I think we need to put a stop to bullying, because it happens to like five kids every week," Nicolas told the Daily Reporter. "Every time I see someone get bullied, I break it up."
As for the bully, Neesley told the outlet that she's unsure whether the boy is aware that the message was inspired by him. Regardless, Nicolas still continues to exercise kindness, even saying a prayer for the bully at night.