Michael Todd recently entered his freshman year at MLK Prep in Memphis, Tennessee — and sadly, his first year of high school did not get off to a good start.
Michael was forced to wear the same clothes every day. His classmates took notice and started mocking him.
“I really don’t have clothes at home,” he told KTVI. “My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast.”
For three weeks in a row, Michael faced taunting and teasing at the hands of his classmates.
Then one day, a football player at MLK Prep named Kristopher Graham realized Michael was still getting laughed at and decided to step in.
He texted his friend and teammate Antwan for help with his secret plan.
In the clip below, Michael gets taken out of third period and is asked to step out into the hallway. He freezes with nervousness when he sees Kristopher and Antwan standing there waiting for him.
As it turns out, the pair of football players have a surprise that leaves Michael in tears, thankful to them for their generous heart. He could have never imagined that two fellow students could do so much to make him feel welcome in school.
Footage provided by KTVI St. Louis
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