Bullied Kid’s Homemade T-Shirt Gets Turned Into Official University Of Tennessee Merchandise

One simple act of kindness can really make the difference in somebody’s life.

Laura Snyder, a Florida elementary school teacher, shared the story of what happened when one of her 4th grade students wore a homemade t-shirt to show his support for the University Of Tennessee on the elementary school’s “College Color Day.”

9/6/19 – UT really outdid themselves🧡!! I was so excited to surprise my student today!! I’m not even sure I can put…

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Laura Snyder‎‏ في الأربعاء، ٤ سبتمبر ٢٠١٩

“Last week, my elementary school participated in college colors day. When I told my students about this day a week before, this particular child came to me and told me that he wanted to wear a University of Tennessee shirt, but he didn’t have one.”

So, as a means of solution, the teacher said he should wear an orange shirt just to show his support. He got very excited.

“We discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit. He told me every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear. So when the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt. I was impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label.”

9/5/19 at 9:15pm – I don’t even know where to begin. I am so incredibly amazed at the outpouring of love and support…

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Laura Snyder‎‏ في الأربعاء، ٤ سبتمبر ٢٠١٩

But after lunch, he wasn’t proud of his shirt anymore.

“After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head on his desk and was crying. Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED. I know kids can be cruel, I am aware that it’s not the fanciest sign, BUT this kid used the resources he had available to him to participate in a spirit day.”

Ms. Snyder felt so badly for the child, that her next move was going to be to buy him a proper UT shirt.

But since the story went viral, UT did one better and turned our young friend’s homemade t-shirt into real merchandise.

A portion of the profits from the sales of this shirt will be donated to STOMP Out Bullying, a leading anti-bullying organization in the USA.

Consumers are thrilled about the T-shirt.

Fans also agree that the child’s intellectual property is being used for the shirt, and that he should be compensated for its use and sale.

When Ms. Snyder told the boy about what UT was going to do, “his jaw dropped.”

“He had a big smile on his face, walked taller, and I could tell his confidence grew today! Thank you to the UT Nation for that!!”

UT’s classy move will not be forgotten by any of the kids who have been bullied for their clothing in their lifetime.

Thanks, UT.

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