On September 12, in a video circulated on the internet shows two school students surprising their classmate with the ‘best gift’ he could get which is brand new clothes and shoes. The incident happened after the freshman student was bullied by other students for the past three weeks after he joined his new school. According to the international media, the freshman student named Michael Todd recently joined the MLK College Preparatory School. He would get bullied every day by his companions as he would come to school wearing the same clothes.
In the video, one can see two students surprising Michael Todd by gifting him a bag full of new clothes and shoes. Michael Todd in his interview said, initially he was amazed at the surprise and couldn't believe what was happening. He told the international media that he wore the same clothes every day because his mother cannot buy him new clothes as he is growing too fast. For the same reason, he was always bullied.
According to Todd, this wonderful surprise surely gave him a new perspective. It was two football players named Kristopher Graham and Antwann Garrett who decided to help him. Both the boys felt disheartened at the sight of Michael getting bullied and decided to do something about the situation. They gave him shorts, shoes, and shirts. Both of them gave him the best day of his life according to Todd. Garrett told the international media that it was a weak moment and he almost burst into tears after seeing Todd happy.
The act of kindness helped Todd rise above the fear of being bullied. It strengthens their bond. When people saw the video, many stepped forward to gift more clothes and shoes to Todd. All those who saw the video want to reach out to Todd. Now, Todd has many clothes which he never had. He wore his new army shoes to school claiming them to be his second pair of shoes.
Bullying is a serious concern among youth today. It affects the psychology of a child which can have a greater impact on how they perceive life. Small acts of kindness can actually make a difference. Michael Todd’s story is one such inspiration.