The families had one thing in common; a ten year old girl named Maria, who bullied the others on the street relentlessly. She always had the last word and she used her opportunities to make the other kids feel humiliated.
Then the snow came. Three kids came out to play on the cul-du-sac. Two others came out to shovel snow down by the park. Two walked by on their way to visit a friend. They all met on the sidewalk by her house. They started talking. They laughed for a few minutes about a Youtube video they had all seen.
Maria didn’t say anything mean. She just talked about the constant snowfall and the number of snow days she had enjoyed. She sat down on a snow mountain and talked about how she wanted to change. She didn’t want to be a bully anymore.