fact that Ridder actually accepted Davey and eventually befriended
him is a testimonial to Ridder's character and high tolerance
Although on the one hand, during all those high-intensity teasing sessions, perhaps Ridder had developed a perverse liking for all the attention being showered on him.
Either way, Ridder maintained a congenially goofy, bubbly persona throughout.
And as one of the most vulnerable 'special needs' students at Bylit, Ridder was kept off the football field, for sure.
Incidentally, when he ran on the track, it was an interesting sight: his whole body twisted in an almost feminine dance pattern.