Teacher Gives Student Shoes Off His Own Feet for Graduation

Graduation ceremonies come with a jumble of emotions. One Virginia fifth grader’s potential disaster turned into a happy memory thanks to the kindness of a teacher.

When a student’s shoe broke moments before he was to walk across the stage, Vohn Lewis came to the rescue. Lewis, a substitute teacher, removed his shoes and gave them to the soon-to-be sixth grader so he could accept his diploma.

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