The idea of a Memphis freshman being bullied for wearing the same clothes each day is simply heartbreaking. Luckily, the student, Michael Todd, was helped out by two football players who gifted him with new clothing.
A video quickly circulated online of Micheal Todd receiving the new clothing and sneakers from classmates Antwann Garrett and Kristopher Graham.
Freshman Michael Todd, Bullied for Wearing the Same Clothes Every Day, Gets the Gift of New Clothing from Kind Football Players
Michael reflected on the unexpected act of kindness in an interview with CBS, sharing that he has been bullied since starting at Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
“I really don’t have clothes at home,” shared Michael. “My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast.”
“When I saw people laugh at him and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something,” explained Kristopher. He then texted his friend to help out.
“I got some shoes, some brand new shoes, I can give him and I got a couple items I can give him too,” said Antwann.
“I want to apologize to you for laughing at you and I want to give you something to make it up,” Kristopher told Michael.
“You guys are the best guys of my entire life,” Michael replied.
According to WHBQ, donations can be made to Michael by shipping items to his school:
MLK College Preparatory School
1530 Dellwood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38127
Michael’s sizes are:
Shirts: Medium and Large
Shoes: 9.5 and 10
Monetary contributions can be made here.
Katie Nave Freeman is freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.