Galvin Scott Davis arrived home from work one night to the sight no parent likes to see – an upset child.
His nine-year-old son had been bullied that day.
So Mr Davis, a writer-director, made up a bedtime story about a boy called Benjamin Brewster and some magical dandelions with a strong anti-bullying message.
“I could see his confidence wane and I wanted to get it back for him. I knew it was early stages so I wanted to act straight away and get him to act straight away,” Mr Davis told Daily Mail Australia.
The story ended with the words: “Because bullying is for people with no imagination.”
His son used the story to come up with his own solution by asking his bully to help him make a comic book – something he knew they both enjoyed.
The father of three said the duo became firm friends.
Inspired by the incident, Mr Davis created the story-app Dandelion with the same anti-bullying message in 2012.
“I could not find one children’s book on the shelf that gave me a way to open up the discussion, so I decided to write one,” he said.
The app went off – becoming an iTunes top-seller and taking out a swag of awards.