High school student’s act of kindness goes viral; purchased shoes for boy who was bullied for footwear

A North Carolina high school student noticed a classmate was being teased about his old shoe.

What happened next reminds you there are still angels watching out for people.

A high school student Greensboro, N.C., warmed hearts when he gave a pair of Jordan’s to a classmate with worn-down shoes. This student’s name was Yaovi Amaglo.

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Amaglo noticed his classmate was being bullied for having shoes that were falling apart. After watching this, he went on Facebook and asked a group of local sneaker fans the best way to give him a pair of shoes without embarrassing him.

In Yaovi’s spare time, he buys, collects, cleans and sells sneakers, so he had an extra pair in his classmate’s size. He gave them to him, then the two then posed for a photo together, and the story went viral.

Yaovi Amaglo and classmate

In an interview in NiceKicks, Yaovi explained how he came to the United States from Togo and couldn’t afford sneakers back then, so he knew how his classmate felt.

“I could not leave with the fact that such a cool guy would be made fun of in this way. I remember I got made fun of for wearing some shoes that had 2006 on them while we were in years 2008. But nobody knew what I did to get that pair of shoes. I would cut my neighbors lawn and take out her trash and she would give me $20, which I save to buy in order to buy that pair of shoes. So I understand not everyone if fortunate enough to afford new pairs of sneakers.”

Yaovi is applying to colleges, and hopes to study business administration.

With a heart like this, he should go far.




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