University Makes Shirt From Boy’s Design After He’s Bullied
Lately many have wondered where the is the good in the world. Every single time we turn on the news there's a sad story of people hurting people. Well this story should renew your faith in human love.
A Florida elementary student obsessed with the University of Tennessee wanted to show the love for the Volunteers during his school's "College Colors Day," but he didn't own any of the schools apparel so he decided to take matter into his own hands. He created his own by adding the hand written "UT" to an orange shirt.
As proud as he was, he was bullied and made fun of by other students. Laura Snyder, his teacher at Altamonte Elementary commented,"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." In hopes of rising his spirits and getting him his own official Vols shirt, she posted the picture on social media. What happened next is simply heartwarming.
The post quickly went vial and the University of Tennessee reached out wanting to send the student a care package full of swag and shirts. But that wasn't all. The university administration was so touched by the young boys story they wanted to take it to a whole new level. The University of Tennessee is turning his "U.T." design into an official T-shirt. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from every shirt sold will go to an anti-bullying foundation.
The result? Demand for the student's T-shirt, being sold for $14.99, was so high on Saturday that it actually crashed the University of Tennessee's online shop. And as for the young student, Snyder says, "When I told him that his design was being made into a real shirt and people wanted to wear it, his jaw dropped. He had a big smile on his face, walked taller, and I could tell his confidence grew today!"