Magazine article The New American

A Fresh Pair of Kicks

Magazine article The New American

A Fresh Pair of Kicks

Article excerpt

Greenwood (South Carolina) High School senior Tae Moore witnessed bullying at his school against fellow student Taylor Bates and did something amazing in response.

Bates, a young aspiring rapper who also goes by the name "Eazy T," was being bullied for the way he dressed, prompting Moore to reach out. According to Bates' Facebook post, Moore approached him and asked him his shoe size. When Bates responded that it was nine, Moore asked him to meet him in the same spot the following day. Unbeknownst to Bates, Moore went out that evening and purchased him a pair of expensive Jordan basketball shoes. On November 3, he presented Bates with the sneakers in the gym.

"Today when I went into the gym there was a small crowd of students around [Tae] who had a footlocker bag," Bates wrote. "When he saw me come in he pulled out a Jordan shoe box and he opened it and it had retro 1 jordans, and then he handed them to me saying, 'here you go man these are yours. …

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