Michael Todd recently entered his freshman year at MLK Prep in Memphis, Tennessee — and sadly, his first year of high school did not get off to a good start.
Michael was wearing the same clothes every day. His classmates took notice and started mocking him.
“I really don’t have clothes at home,” he told KTVI. “My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast.”
For three weeks in a row, Michael faced taunting and teasing at the hands of his classmates.
Then one day, a football player at MLK Prep named Kristopher Graham realized Michael was still getting laughed at and decided to step in. He texted his friend and teammate Antwan for help with his secret plan.
In the clip below, Michael gets taken out of third period and is asked to step out into the hallway. He froze with nervousness when he saw Kristopher and Antwan standing there waiting for him.
As it turned out, the pair of football players had a surprise that left Michael crying later in the lunchroom…
Footage provided by KTVI St. Louis