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Following the Bullying Video Seen Around the World, maligned school bus monitor Karen Klein is turning her torment into good, founding an anti-bullying charity.

After the verbal attack she endured from seventh graders in upstate New York went viral this year, it was seen more than 8.5 million times by sympathizers.

So extreme was the video that a good Samaritan set up a donation site to send Klein on a vacation. A modest goal of a few thousand bucks turned into over $700,000.

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Karen Klein has used the $700,000 donated compassionate viewers of her now-infamous viral video to launch an anti-bullying foundation.

The depressing video of middle school boys tormenting Klein on the bus was posted on June 19 and received more than eight million total views.

The 68-year-old now-retired school bus monitor from Greece, N.Y., received donations from at least 32,000 people online in less than two months.

Karen Klein, Daughter

Looking for something positive to do for the world with a portion of the $700,000 in donations, she has created the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

“I thought it would be a great idea, and I’m hoping this foundation will seriously help all these kids,’’ Klein told Today. “It’s also not just kids."

"When you’re a kid being bullied, you should talk to an adult. When the adult is being bullied, I don’t know who the heck they can talk to."

"That’s why I want to help.’’

Klein never planned on becoming a symbol of anti-bullying, but has grown to embrace the role after her story received international attention.

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