A little kindness went a long way when two football players chose to help instead of humiliating a fellow classmate.
Michael Todd says that clothes, especially trendy ones, are in scarce supply at his home.
"I really don’t have clothes at home. My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast," explained Todd. For the MLK Prep freshman, that reality meant having to deal with bullies and insults on a daily basis for over three weeks.
Fox 13 reports that Todd experienced bullying on his high school campus in Memphis, Tennessee from his first week as a freshman, with comments by his peers about his limited wardrobe plaguing him daily, until two unlikely allies decided to change that.
Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett saw the regular torment Todd was subjected to. Though they had joined in previously, the two athletes went home to scour their own closets for clothing they could give to their classmate.
Shirts, socks, pants, and a new pair of New Balance sneakers made up the contents of the bag that Graham and Garrett presented to Todd.
Graham said that Todd was not smiling when the two approached him at first. "I was like ‘I think this is going to make you smile.’ We’re in the same third period and I apologize for laughing at you, and I want to give you something to make it up,” the football player explained.
The gift was one of few he had ever received, Todd explained. “I was very happy, I was shocked completely."
He told the athletes that they were the "best guys in my entire life," causing Graham to become emotional.
Graham shared: “When I saw people laughing at him, and bullying him, I felt like I needed to do something."