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Freshman Michael Todd said he was bullied in school his whole life because his single mom didn't have enough money to buy new clothes for him to wear.

Todd was having a hard time fitting in at Martin Luther King Prep in Memphis, TN. He was bullied for wearing the same clothes to school every day.

"I don't really have clothes at home. My mom can't buy clothes for me because I'm growing too fast," he told Fox 13 in Memphis, TN.

After being bullied by ruthless classmates, two high school football players stepped in to help Todd out.

Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett surprised Todd by gifting him with bags of clothes and shoes from their own closets, according to Fox 13.

"I said, 'You know, we was in the same third period. I apologize for laughing at you and I want to give something to you to make it up,'" Graham told Fox 13 Memphis.

"I was shocked, completely… You guys are awesome," said Todd.

"It was a weak moment for me, I was crying," Garrett said.

"And then I almost cried when we had lunch, he told me, he was like, 'You know, you two the only two to actually ever give me a gift,'" Graham said.

  • The Chosen 1.

    that just goes to show that people can change. i give credit to the two boys for having a change of heart and helping the kids. you never know when your time is going to come whereas you are going to want someone to either help or speak up for you. hats off to all 3 boys.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    I feel like their parents heard about them laughing at ole boy and told them to have a seat ?? this was really sweet ?


    I hate bullying and I am glad that these two boys learned that it isn't cool to make fun of someone who is less fortunate then you. My mother always taught me to not pick at other people, be nice to them especially if u see someone else treating them wrong and if u can help them well help them, even if u have to share your snack/lunch with them

  • KarmaBackAround

    In a school named Martin Luther King, bullies thrive..they need to know their history. I am so proud of these 2 boys for manning up and doing something good for the i told my son, all of yall kids would be lookin shitty if us parents didnt get up n chase a no child should bully another cause yall cant afford to buy a damn thing!

  • Gloria

    Sweet boys ?. Even when I was a small child, I never desired to make fun of an impoverished or misfortunate person. Those who do are just sick themselves, smh.

  • iWasteTime

    This was very very nice of them
    Even though they laughed, they knew it was wrong and helped rectify the situation.

  • SpiceGirl

    Nothing like....LIVING AND LEARNING!! Way to go!!!

  • Nita Pie

    THis is so cool. The young boys will be good role models for all those bullies

  • Ni Ni

    Great job, boys! ?

  • TheOwley

    This is an awesome story about learning and sharing. Those kids got it.

  • HalleScary

    OT: a lil..Is there a MLK St. Or school in your city? In Chicago and L.A. both the schools and streets are horrible and dont live up to his legacy...just me thinking..carry on..

  • Xsjado

    Much respect ??

  • MistaO

    Football players!! ???

  • SaltineCrackers

    Bless their hearts

  • LeeSeeCee

    This is beautiful. So glad that the kid who laughed actually did something to make it right. It's easy to laugh, it's harder to help. The simple act of helping this kid has taught both of these young men something very valuable. I hope their parents are extremely proud.

  • ~~eb

    I have noticed this in MANY cities. It's always located in the worst area of town.

  • Renee26

    Bless their hearts

    Bet his momma is on drugs and just gives him that poor excuse

  • Renee26

    Yes a street right in the hood

  • hi-liter

    School aged kids can be savage. Of course I know they are coming from a good place, but you already know it’s a few kids who gonna still bully him for wearing clothes given to him by students who still attend the school. Can’t win for losing.

  • chris

    This kid could get fly off thrift store gear. Wish i knew about them back in the day.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Being a single mother is no excuse 4 that baby not to have some clothes and shoes. Goodwill & thrift stores has decent clothes and shoes for great prices. Her priorities may be out of place. Also, he might just not want 2 admit to being a nasty lil teenager and liking to wear the same thing everyday. My husband and I was just wondering why we see the teenage boy next door in the same orange shirt. Both his parents are truck drivers. Therefore it would be likely that he likes to wear the same thing everyday for some nasty ? reason.

  • CookieMobster

    So sad. A few kids was picking on my baby last year, for no damn reason. I swear I would work 5 jobs to make sure my baby had decent clean and nice looking clothes and shoes. You can get some nikes at the max for $30. I save all year for school clothes and Christmas. Even if its just $5 no excuse for not buying that poor baby something. Bless him. Hopefully he learns from this and makes sure he gets a good education so his kids don't have to want.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Nice of them

  • Carrington

    I LOVE the idea behind this... I just hate that we have to film it and post it to the internet. Just do what you do and do it from your heart. If the GUY wants to give you props for doing something nice for him, that's one thing... but don't do a good deed and make sure that someone is there to film for you while you're doing it.

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  • stav

    Totally, I'm all for anonymous good deeds, it just means more. So many nowadays are doing it for the media and likes etc. hard to tell when it's genuine.

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  • Sushi

    Great story I remember seeing this a couple of months ago.

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  • Ryan

    Your only goal with this post was to try to be negative. You know good and damned well that there's an MLK street or school in just about every city in the south. There's also a gifted school named after Barack Obama -
    Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology, with a nature trail named after Michelle. Good neighborhood and high test scores. ?? Carry on.

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  • Anika Kelly

    why tf not? they post all this negative stuff about black people; especially our kids. Why NOT highlight when some heart warming and good happens?

  • Connie

    Hey @car@disqus_Or7E5IDy5X:disqus. A couple week back you gave me some solid advice on how to dispute a medical report on my credit. I took your advice and the results came back that it was deleted from my TransUnion credit report. Not sure tho if that means from all three. Whatcha think?

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  • Bree

    I like this! Very sweet gesture!

  • Carrington

    I explained why TF not. I can’t help you get why having someone record you doing a good deed takes away from the good deed if you didn’t get it the first time.

  • Carrington

    Sometimes, but sometimes it will only come off of two. Sometimes all three. It’s a gamble. Keep doing the same thing.

  • Bree

    I like this! Very sweet gesture!

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Dope.. kudos to these kids!

  • Miss Lady

    I'm glad they realized they were part of the problem and ended up being part of the solution.

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  • Nicole Myles

    I agree & also it could have made the other kid embarrassed. I seen the video & he does look kind of embarrassed or maybe shy but IMO I just would of gifted the things to him outside alone not in front of everyone but hey the deed was still good

  • oshh16

    Kindness, generosity(of spirit), empathy...great things to be, have, give.

  • JustLookn

    That's only way we gonna come together.

  • JustLookn

    It's bully at every stage of life.

    I hope they change for the long-term.

  • loveyourself44

    Blessed auntie Sandra you got me crying today

  • LoveChild

    Two factors here bullies and single motherhood and the struggle that many single mothers have.

    That’s why we need to encourage our young black girls to not be having babies in high school or right after high school graduation!! The women I know who have the most financial struggle are single mothers. Really need those two incomes to make the world go round better for kids.

    And people who are bullies have parents that are bullies.

  • ShunShyne

    Bullying is no joke, glad they were kind to give him clothing. Parents need to teach their children not to make fun or say negative things of others, we do not know what anyone is going through.

  • Banka

    Kudos young men, I like to hear about this type of stuff..!!!!

  • Nathan Hastings

    Niggas are always the first ones to try and save somebody white while bullying and committing crimes against their own. I said what I said...

  • Justamom

    I still feel like they were being funny. Now the whole school knows he’s wearing your old clothes. As bad as I needed those clothes I would have left them where they were.

  • yvette46

    Black people ALWAYS rescuing the massa. Would they do it for you..hate stories like this but yet they wouldn't do for their own. Save whitey because he is important.. Gtfoh with this b's..

  • yvette46

    And you said RIGHT!!

  • LoveChild

    Thank you.

  • LoveChild

    I agree. And if they’re messing with a white boy like that can you imagine how they treat black girls?! 10x worse.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I detest bullying....folks make all kinna excuses why kids and teens bully...but I’ve also run across adults who try tew be bullies.

  • Truth ???

    I was thinking the exact same thing. I have NEVER seen them do it for their own. They may join in on the bullying but NEVER step up to help assist the bullied.

  • Truth ???

    Yep, not ONE lie told.

  • Truth ???

    Most of the time the parents act just as ignorant on the job as their kids act in school.

  • Truth ???

    They didnt have to film it though. Now everybody will know he's wearing their clothes and he'll get bullied even more.

  • Truth ???

    Why record it if it's genuine? Now the kids who was bullying him because he didnt have clothes will be bullying him because he's wearing their old clothes.

    If you gotta tell everybody what you did for me, please keep the fake kind gesture to yourself because I know it's not sincere. Especially, if you were originally apart of the group who talked shït about me in the first place.

  • Anika Kelly

    Calm your happy ass down clown. You taking this shit too serious. FOH

  • Carrington

    It’s always the hoes who address YOU with an argument whose go to is, “it ain’t that serious” when their stupid asses can’t follow up with a logical thought.

    I don’t why I responded to a stupid MF who thinks recording yourself giving something to wear to a kid who is probably ALREADY embarrassed that he wears the same shit every day - and putting it on the internet so that, not only do the kids at school know he’s poor, but now two MILLION people knows he ain’t got shit. WHY would I argue with THAT kind of stupidity?

  • Miss Lady

    I'm against people filming their good deeds anyway and I've put that out before. Someone commented to me that maybe it's put out to inspire others to do good as well. I can rock with that but as you've stated it may subject the person to further bullying.

  • GinJen

    why do people in poverty value name brand clothes and shoes to the point that they tease and belittle people they feel aren't "fresh" enough? I had a patient and his girlfriend of 25 years make fun of a resident because she had on new balance running shoes. these people were barely getting by and were in poor health but their priority was to make fun of a doctor wearing comfortable, economical shoes ?????


    Shallow poor people are the worst. .
    How are people raising some of these children now a days.
    How did this make television again? How about stop being assholes.


    Poor people who are shallow too much BET.

  • ShunShyne

    This is so true! It is sad, most of these kids are raising themselves while the parent do whatever they want

  • Guess Who

    LMAO...yall comments are off the chain..and the realest EVER.

  • wigmon68

    Great story still brings out pathetic posters.

  • LoveChild

    Designer clothes are really for the insecure. The extremely wealthy don’t wear them.

  • Anika Kelly

    Bitch you and your momma a hoe