From Daily Mail
Deputies in Georgia recently gave a 9-year-old boy Nike Air Jordan sneakers, after he’d been bullied over wearing a raggedy pair of shoes.
Carolyn Taylor, 63, told the Macon Telegraph several teens came up to her grandson Adam Flowers at a playground, and the boy was put in a headlock by a 16-year-old girl.
Taylor recalled to the newspaper that the teenager ‘refused to let him go when I yelled over the patio. I said, “I’m calling police on you all.” He’s a little boy, and they were big teenagers.’
Taylor told the newspaper Bibb County sheriff’s deputy Trinicholas Carswell ‘saw [Adam’s] shoes and asked me, “What size shoe does he wear?” and I said, “Seven.”
‘She said, “I want to buy him some shoes. … He needs some shoes, doesn’t he?”‘
Carswell also spoke to the teen’s parents, the newspaper reported.
Deputies in Georgia recently gave 9-year-old Adam Flowers new Nike Air Jordan sneakers, after he’d been bullied over wearing a raggedy pair of shoes. Flowers is seen with his new shoes
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the incident took place February 13.
It said: ‘After handling the incident, Deputy Carswell felt the need to help and she spoke with two of her co-workers, Coporal Timothy Jones and Deputy Jeff Howell.
‘She told them about the young boy and how he was picked on regularly about his worn out shoes.
‘Deputy Carswell also found out that Adam is an “A” student at Vineville Academy and that his grandmother, who is his caregiver, struggles to take care of him and his two brothers all by herself.
‘As soon as Corporal Jones and Deputy Howell heard what Deputy Carswell had told them, they knew without hesitation that they wanted to help.’
The sheriff’s office said they bought the Air Jordans at a mall, then returned to the family’s apartment.
It said: ‘As soon as Adam saw the shoes he put them on and ran around the room in joy and thanked the deputies for getting him the shoes.’
According to USA Today, Adam wrote a letter addressed to Carswell which said: ‘Thank you for helping me stop the bullying, I can play outside without worrying.
‘Oh I forgot! My shoes are awesome, they are cool. I won’t forget you.’
Taylor told the Macon Telegraph her grandson’s old shoes have been tossed, and he’s cleaned his Nike Air Jordans several times.