Two High School Football Players Give Their Clothes to Classmate Bullied for His Wardrobe
Amanda CasanovaReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2019 Sep 12
Two football players at a prep school in Tennessee donated clothes to a freshman student who was being bullied for wearing the same clothes over and over.
According to Faithwire, Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett, football players at MLK College Preparatory High School in Memphis, noticed that freshman Michael Todd was being bulled.
Graham and Garrett went home to their own closets and found shirts, pants, socks and shoes to give to Todd. They brought the clothes to Todd at school.
“He wasn’t smiling or anything, and 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,” Graham said.
“When I saw people laughing at him, and bullying him, I felt like I needed to do something,” he added.
Todd told CBS News reporters that he’s been bullied all his life— mostly for his clothes. Before Garrett and Graham gave him the clothes, he said he was bullied every day for three weeks after schools started.
“I really don’t have clothes at home. My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast,” Todd shared before noting that he was “shocked” by the gift from the football players.
“I was very happy, I was shocked completely,” Todd added.
“You guys are the best guys in my entire life,” the freshman said to the two football players.
The football players said they were also overcome with emotion after they met with Todd.
“It was a weak moment for me. I almost cried,” Garrett said.
Graham added: “And then I cried at lunch when he said, ‘you two are the only ones to give me a gift.’”
Watch the video of Todd receiving the gifts of clothes here.
Photo courtesy: WBRC Screenshot
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.