A South Carolina teen brought a long-time friend to tears with an act of kindness.
Sofia Cruz Turner used money she earned from her first job to buy a classmate, Jahiem a new pair of shoes, socks, shirts and a backpack.
“I have known Jahiem since the 3rd grade in Mrs. Dragotta’s class. He has always been that one student where he does all of his work when due, never misses school, always helping the teacher out with stuff in class, and always being a happy human being. Last week, he didn’t want to sound in need, Jahiem asked’ ‘can someone buy me a pair of shoes?'” Sofia said in a Facebook post Wednesday.
She put together some money she earned from her first jobn and bought him a pair of shoes. Her mom and grandfather pitched in as well.
“When giving him his stuff and watching him open his bag, all my emotions were coming out. Seeing him crying was very emotional because I could see that he was didn’t know what to think. I am so thankful to know that giving Jahiem those shoes made him so happy and allowing me to realize that giving someone something so special can be life changing,” said Sofia.
Since Sofia made her Facebook post, it has been shared more than 2,600 times.