GREENWOOD, S.C. – A high school student who was bullied by his classmates now has a reason to smile thanks to a big-hearted teen.
Tae Moore of Greenwood South Carolina said his classmates would pick on student Taylor Bates for his clothes and the way he looked. To cheer him up, Bates bought Moore a pair of Air Jordan’s
Bates posted a video of the surprise to Facebook, where it has gotten more than 2.7 million views.
Moore was shocked at the act of kindness.
“He said, ‘I heard people have been bullying you, so I wanted to get you these to make you feel better,'” Moore wrote on Instagram, “and when he said that I hugged him and I almost cried, and I cannot thank him enough.”
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