Act of kindness: Student sees classmate being made fun of, gives him new shoes

High school can be tough for a lot of kids.

Many people try to fit in with the right clothes and the right friends, but not having those things can make you the target of bullies.

Jared Newby, a sophomore at Northeast Guilford High School, was the center of a joke because of his worn out sneakers.

Little did he know, a senior in his French class would go out of his way to change that.

“Jared’s a smart guy. He comes to class, he doesn’t bother anybody. He does his work all the time,” Yaovi Mawuli said.

During French class, a student began to make fun of Jared’s old shoes.

“When he started talking about it, it just saddened me,” Yaovi said.

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