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Heart-warming moment two Memphis students hand their own clothes to a freshman after he was bullied

Two thoughtful students brought in bags of their own clothes to give to a freshman who was being bullied for wearing the same outfit everyday to school. 

Micheal Todd had just started at Martin Luther King College Prep in Memphis, Tennessee, when cruel classmates started teasing him over his appearance.

Bullies claimed that Micheal wore the same thing everyday, with the freshman explaining that he didn't have many clothes at home because he was 'growing too fast' for his mum to buy them. 

The moment Micheal Todd (right) is gifted new shoes  by Kristopher Graham (left) and Antwain Garrett (center)

We Did It Out Of Love💚💯NOT For Clout😪💔

Posted by Twann Lovee on Monday, 9 September 2019

In an act of kindness two of the school's upperclassmen, both football team members, decided to give Michael several bags of their own clothes - with a student filming the heartwarming exchange.

Teammates Kristopher Graham and Antwain Garrett banded together to gather a selection of their clothes from their closets, including a pair of new shoes, to give to Micheal.

Kristopher Graham admits that he had been among the bullies, before realizing the error of his ways.

Kristopher told  WHBQ-TV: 'When I saw people laugh and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something. I got some brand-new shoes I can give him and a few items.'

After planning with Antwain the pair stuffed a box full of new clothes and items of their own and delivered it to Micheal in the school hallway. 

In an interview with WHBQ-TV Micheal Todd tells the boys how grateful he is to them

Kristopher added: 'He wasn't smiling or anything, and I was like, 'I think this is going to make you smile, we're in the same third period, and I apologize for laughing at you, and I want to give you something to make it up.'

The encounter was filmed by another student and posted to social media, going viral. 

Twann Lovee posted the video with the caption 'We Did It Out Of Love, NOT For Clout'.

In the video one of the boys can be heard saying 'I bought you some shorts' to which another replies 'Oh wow, oh my god'.

After news got round about the gift people offered their own donations

Micheal told USA today it was 'the best day of my entire life'.

Thanking the generous boys, Micheal said : 'You guys are the best guys of my entire life.' 

After news got round about the gift people gave their own donations to Micheal and offered to buy clothes.

Frayser Community Schools spokeswoman Erica Williams told People:  'Antwain, Micheal and Kristopher are overwhelmed by the outpour of support from our community and people from across the country.

Adding: 'Unfortunately, situations that show students in need are not unique within our school because we serve a demographic where the household income is well below the state and national average.'  

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