This story made my whole day!
A Florida boy was bullied last week after wearing a homemake University of Tennessee shirt to school for college spirit day.
His teacher, Laura Snyder posted the story to Facebook after the incident at Altamonte Elementary School in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Snyder stated, “This particular child came to me and told me that he wanted to wear a University of Tennessee shirt, but he didn’t have one. We discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit. He told me every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear”. The unnamed boy showed up to school wearing his orange shirt and Snyder was impressed to see he'd gone the extra mile to design a logo for the front as well!
Things took a turn for the worst at lunch. “After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head on on [sic] his desk and was crying. 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,” Synder wrote in her Facebook post.
Synder took to Facebook and asked for help to get in contact with UT to possibly get some Volunteer gear & boy did they deliver!! The post quickly went viral and caught the attention of the school. Check out the awesome gift basket & Snyder's full Facebook post below!
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!!
The VolShop, Official Campus Store of The University of Tennessee, took it one step further by taking the young boys design and turning it into an official design! In fact, the shirt was so popular it CRASHED their website!
The University of Teneesse was eager to show their support to the young man.