People always say that bullies will 'grow out of it' and I believe that to be so unfair to the victims. Being cruel and mean to your peers is not a mark of immaturity that you will grow out of, that is the mark of a bad person. And I do believe that people can change. However I do not think you should ever, ever ask a victim of bullying to fully forgive their bully.
I want to address anyone who has ever felt bullied. Please remember that you are an amazing, wonderful and strong person. If you feel as though you're being bullied reach out to someone for support, message me here if you don't know who else to talk to. Bullies can affect you in the smallest ways that can have the largest impact on you.