Kind-Hearted Teens Club Together To Buy New Trainers To Cheer Up Classmate
A group of teenagers chipped in to buy their classmate a pair of new trainers after they noticed that he seemed a bit down. How cute is that, eh?
The teens, from La Vergne High School in Tennessee, clubbed together and bought the new shoes for 15-year-old Azrael Robinson, a former victim of bullying, after they spotted that he wasn't his usual happy self in classes and wanted to do something to cheer him up.
The lovely moment the kids presented the new trainers to Azrael was caught on camera and shared online by the sister of one of the students. In the short clip, two boys can be seen approaching him with a box, which is wrapped up.
When prompted by the teacher, the boy who hands over the box explains they bought them because of 'how generous [Azrael] is' and because of 'how nice he is' as the grateful youngster shyly begins to open the box.
As he finally gets the box open, he starts to cry. In response his classmate reaches out, puts a hand on his shoulder and says: "This is nothing. All the stuff you've done for people in this class... you deserve more than this."
Wow - is someone chopping onions?
And there's more - Azrael is also handed a whole pile of clothes and is given a round of applause by his pals.
The kids' biology teacher, Sonji Newman, told TODAY: "If they don't understand something, he's the first one to help.
"If anything is dropped in the classroom, he's the first one to pick it up.
"If a student is down, he's the first one to say everything is going to be okay."
She says that last week, two of her students approached her saying they wanted to do something nice for him, so they set about pulling together some money to get trainers, some new clothes and a little bit of cash for Azrael.
"They just wanted to give to him to make him feel better about himself," she explained.
"[Azrael] was so grateful and so full of love. He just appreciated it so much."
His mum Traci Robinson told the news outlet that her son had previously been bullied at a different school, so when she saw him leaving La Vergne in tears, she initially panicked. However, he quickly explained what had happened.
"Even just knowing that this had happened, I bawled all the way home," she said.
Yeah, I think I'll be doing the same, Traci.
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