(Meredith/CNN) — Two high school students in Tennessee stepped up to help a classmate who had been bullied for wearing the same clothes every day.

Michael Todd is a freshman at MLK College Preparatory High School in Memphis. Since the start of the school year three weeks ago, other kids have constantly made fun of his wardrobe, WHBQ-TV reported. 

“I’ve been bullied my entire life,” he told the station. “I really don’t have clothes at home. My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast.”

On Tuesday, Todd received a special gift from two football players during his third-period class. Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett handed the freshman bags filled with shirts, shorts and shoes.

Todd said their generous act was simply "awesome."

"The best day of my entire life basically,” he added.

Graham said he went through his closet and grabbed a bunch of clothes and told Garrett to do the same.

“When I saw people laugh and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something,” Graham said.

Garrett said Todd's reaction to receiving the gift was priceless.

“It was a weak moment for me. I almost cried,” Garrett said.

The teens hope they inspire others to help those in need. 

Information from WHBQ via CNN contributed to this story.

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(3) comments

just sayin'

This is a great act of kindness, congrats to the donating students. Where is the school on discipline, for the bulling of the student? Happy to see the he is a level headed kid, and did not resort to violence on the bullies.


Well done to those who helped, as for the "mother"

Step up!


Perhaps you should take note from the kids in the story and learn not to bully!!! Can't believe you congratulate the boys for their empathy towards their classmate, and in the same post, trash the mother by telling her to" step up"! Unless you know her and her families story, perhaps you could show a little empathy for her? Did it occur to you that she may be doing her best??? I can only hope you are young and will learn as you age, but, it was good that you acknowledged the act of kindness!

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