Yaovi Amaglo, a high school senior in North Carolina, noticed that a classmate was being teased about his worn-out shoes. No stranger to being teased, Yaovi remembers being mocked in much the same way and bought himself a new pair of shoes.
“But nobody knew what I did to get that pair of shoes,” Yaovi recalls. “I would cut my neighbors lawn and take out her trash and she would give me $20 which I save[d]… in order to buy that pair of shoes. So I understand not everyone is fortunate enough to afford new pairs of sneakers.”
So what did he do to help his classmate? He bought him a new pair of shoes.
Image by Chris Bogle is not an image of the shoes mentioned in the story but rather an image of a pair of worn-out chucks. We can’t speak to whether or not the person in this image has received a new pair of sneakers or not. Perhaps they don’t know the incredibly kind and cool Yaovi… :)