Today is the last Friday of the election season. You guys, we made it. We are so close to all of this being over. No matter what happens in four days, we can all move forward together. It has been a rough 18 months and what we need now is a little pick-me-up post to push us on to Tuesday.
In the video, Moore is seen giving a pair of shoes to a classmate he noticed being bullied for the way he dressed. That bullied student apparently created an Instagram account two days ago and posted the following:
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
The events took place at a high school in Greenwood, South Carolina, but the impact of the video clips — both the one originally posted by Moore and the one posted by Kels on Twitter — has been felt around the world. On Facebook, the video has over 1 million views and almost 40,000 likes. It’s only been up for 23 hours.
Sometimes, we all need a little feel-good story.
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