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Teen Bullied His 'Entire Life' Receives A Heartwarming Gift From Classmates

ryan.ford 12 Sep 2019

A high school in Memphis, Tennessee finds itself in the spotlight after an inspiring act of kindness in the school's halls was caught on video.

As Fox 13 reported, Michael Todd's first year of high school was off to a rough start and sadly, he was no stranger to tough times at school.

For the first three weeks straight, Michael had been bullied and mocked for wearing the same clothes every day.

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But he says that's not out of the ordinary.

"I've been bullied my entire life," he said. "I really don't have clothes at home. My mom can't buy clothes for me because I'm growing too fast."

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Two of his classmates, feeling badly for laughing at Michael, decided to do something about it and pulled him aside during third period.

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"When I saw people laugh and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something," Graham told Fox 13. So, Graham and his friend and fellow football player, Antwan Garrett, spent the weekend raiding their own closets for Michael.

"I got some brand new shoes I can give him and a few items," Garrett said.

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The pair gathered what they could and presented Michael with the gift at their next opportunity.

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In the video, you can clearly see that at first, Michael wasn't sure what to think.

"He wasn't smiling or anything, and I was like, 'I think this is going to make you smile,'" said Kristopher Graham. "'We're in the same third period and I apologize for laughing at you, and I want to give you something to make it up."

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Once it hit home what Graham and Garrett had done, Michael was elated.

"You guys are awesome," Michael told the pair. "You guys are the best guys of my entire life."

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Since the video of their exchange started to spread online, people far and wide have been offering to help Michael out.

Others even from out of state are pitching in to help, sending clothes for Michael to the school.

If Graham and Garrett wanted to inspire others to help the less fortunate, they sure succeeded with just an act of kindness.

h/t: Fox 13

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