Bullied Student Who Received Air Jordans Responds With Heartfelt Instagram Post

Last Friday, a viral video of a teenager gifting Air Jordan sneakers to his bullied classmate made the rounds. Now the recipient has taken to social media to share a touching message of gratitude for his newfound friend.

“He said, ‘I heard people have been bullying you, so I wanted to get you these to make you feel better,’ and when he said that I hugged him and I almost cried, and I cannot thank him enough,” the student wrote on an Instagram post describing how it all played out.

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This guy's name is Tay, he goes to greenwood high school. Yesterday when I walked into the gym to get ready for lunch Tay asked me what size shoe I wear and I said "9, why", and he said "alright tomorrow I want you to show up at this exact spot, ok", and I said "alright man". Today when I went into the gym there was a small crowd of students around Tay who had a footlocker bag, when he saw me come in he pulled out a Jordan shoe box and he opened it and it had retro 1 jordans, and then he handed them to me saying "here you go man these are yours", at first I didn't know what he was talking about, but then he told his friends to put my book bag somewhere, while he laced my shoes, when they were on I asked him "I don't understand why are you giving me these", when he said "I heard people have been bullying you, so I wanted to get you these to make you feel better", and when he said that I hugged him and I almost cried, and I cannot thank him enough, and then he said "and if anybody bullying you, you let me know alright", and I said "thank you so much". #thereareawesomepeopleintheworld

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The original viral video, posted to Facebook by rapper Boosie Badazz on Nov. 4, has been viewed more than 35 million times.

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