Just when you thought “youth is wasted on the young” or that there is no hope for the next generation you can take a bite of humble pie when reading this story. Meet Tae Moore who recently gifted a fellow classmate Taylor Bates a pair of brand new retro Nike Air Jordans to cheer him up and as a sign of solidarity after discovering Taylor was being bullied. Read what happened on the embedded instagram below posted by Taylor a few days later.
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
Both students are from Greenwood North Carolina and Tae commented “He wants to be a rapper, just trying to chase his dream, but kids at school [like] to bully him and pick on him and talk about … the way he dresses … so I went and bought him some Jordans,” Tae writes in the post that accompanies the video he posted of the event.
Here’s the video
Tae Moore, you are blessed and we salute you for your kindness! The world needs more people like you!