Caring high school students donate clothes and shoes to classmate bullied for wearing same outfit every day
High school can be tough – trying to fit in, worrying about being accepted by others, and of course, potential bullying! But high school can also be very rewarding for some, especially when other students go out of their way to practice kindness.
Two high school students in Memphis went above and beyond to help a classmate who had been bullied for wearing the same outfit every day.
Michael Todd is a freshman at MLK College Preparatory High School in Memphis. Since the start of the school year three weeks ago, other kids have constantly made fun of his clothing, Fox 13 reported.
“I’ve been bullied my entire life,” he said to the news outlet. “I really don’t have clothes at home. My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast.”
But this past Tuesday, Michael received a special gift from two football players during his third-period class. Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett handed the freshman some bags filled with shirts, shorts and shoes.
Todd said their generous act was incredibly “awesome.”
“The best day of my entire life basically,” he went on to say.
Graham said he went through his closet and grabbed a bunch of clothes and told Garrett to do the same.
“When I saw people laugh and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something,” Graham said.
Garrett said Todd’s reaction to receiving the gift was priceless.
“It was a weak moment for me. I almost cried,” Garrett said.
The teens hope they inspire others to help those in need.
If you would like to help, please drop off or ship clothes to the address below:
MLK College Preparatory School
1530 Dellwood Avenue
Memphis, TN 38127
Michael’s sizes are:
Shirts- Medium and Large
Shoes- 9.5 and 10