School can be an incredibly challenging place for anyone seen as different or anyone who doesn’t have the newest clothes or accessories since they’re easy targets for bullies.
However, when students from Somerset High School noticed their classmate, J.R. Gilbert, who is a special needs student, was wearing old shoes that were two sizes too small, they decided to come together and do something nice for him instead of bully him about it.
Gilbert wears the same size 10 boots to school every single day, and one day, students Roger Villegas, Salvador Solis, and Martin Ramos realized how small the shoes were, and asked Gilbert what his actual shoe size was. When they heard he actually needed size 13 shoes, they decided to surprise him with shoes that fit.
The group of boys and the rest of the class pitched in to buy Gilbert two new pairs of shoes and surprised him with his gifts just before Christmas break. Gilbert was stunned by the gifts and couldn’t stop smiling when he realized what his classmates did for him.
And Gilbert’s family was touched when they found out what students did for him. “We found out from JR’s family that he does have shoes that fit him, but he refuses to stop wearing the boots of his beloved grandfather, since his grandfather can no longer wear them,” the school explained. Thankfully, Gilbert now has two pairs of shoes that actually fit that he is now willing to wear.
Watch the entire video below to see Gilbert’s amazing reaction to his classmates’ surprise.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Somerset Isd]