DERRY, N.H. (WHDH) - A New Hampshire boy whose home was targeted with racial slurs and vandalism has 17 new friends courtesy of the Manchester Motorcycle Club.

Eze Stimson, 7, and his mother were the target of racial harassment over the past few weeks at their Derry home. Eze’s mother Jaci said she found the phrase “[N-word] lover” keyed into her car one morning and a few nights later, a sign with a racist message was left in her driveway. Shortly after that, Stimson said her car was egged and fried chicken and watermelon was thrown in her front yard.

Steve Vachon, one of Stimson’s neighbors, is in the motorcycle club and said he was inspired to reach out to the family after seeing their story on the news.

“I found the house, knocked on the door and said, ‘I wanna do something,'” said Vachon. He and the motorcycle club met Eze after school and presented him with his own leather jacket and helmet. He also got to take a ride on the back of one of the motorcycles and his new friends treated him to frozen yogurt. Club members said they wanted Eze to know that his community cares about him.

“It’s incredibly emotional,” said Stimson. “A week ago, we were afraid to go to bed. There’s a lot of good in the world. And I hope that one day he can pay it forward.”

Eze said knowing his neighbors care about him makes him feel grateful.

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