It’s rare we get to see something joyous and kind in the news, so revel in this video of a young man’s heart-warming kindness.
Greenwood High School senior Tae Moore presented a classmate – who reportedly was being picked on for his so-called unfashionable shoes – with a brand new pair of Air Jordans.
You can watch the act of unbridled kindness, which has been shared thousands of times on Facebook, below:
Student Bought a Pair of Air Jordans to Classmate Who Was Being Bullied over the way he dress and look #Respect
The senior approached his classmate, Taylor Bates in a gymnasium and presented him with a brand new boxed pair of Air Jordans.
After Taylor was initially wary of the gift, showing just how defensive the gruelling world of high school can make a young kid, the modern day Santa Claus persisted.
Taylor finally accepted the gift for what it was; a gesture of kindness.
This guy's name is Tay, he goes to greenwood high school. Yesterday when I walked into the gym to get ready for lunch Tay asked me what size shoe I wear and I said "9, why", and he said "alright tomorrow I want you to show up at this exact spot, ok", and I said "alright man". Today when I went into the gym there was a small crowd of students around Tay who had a footlocker bag, when he saw me come in he pulled out a Jordan shoe box and he opened it and it had retro 1 jordans, and then he handed them to me saying "here you go man these are yours", at first I didn't know what he was talking about, but then he told his friends to put my book bag somewhere, while he laced my shoes, when they were on I asked him "I don't understand why are you giving me these", when he said "I heard people have been bullying you, so I wanted to get you these to make you feel better", and when he said that I hugged him and I almost cried, and I cannot thank him enough, and then he said "and if anybody bullying you, you let me know alright", and I said "thank you so much". #thereareawesomepeopleintheworld
He’s just a cool nice kid who wants to be a rapper.
I’ve heard he’s been getting bullied around school and stuff so I wanted to do something for him.
Bates’ family has since responded thanking Tae for his kindness.
With the season of giving, kindness and respect to fellow man just around the corner, this gesture is enough to melt away the icicles on our cold, cold hearts.