Have you ever thought about what can make you happy? The older you get, the higher the bar raises, and basic things don’t seem. As delightful as they used to be. When we were young. That is why psychologists recommend thinking of. Some simple of things more often and reminding yourself that not everyone in the. World has the opportunity to be healthy.
Have food on their table and a. Roof over their head, and that being. Able to fulfill one’s basic needs is worth a lot. The boy from our story today was. Mocked at school for being poor, but. Some of his classmates handled this situation. 15 year old Michael Todd was born into a poor American family. His parents barely made ends meet drowning in debt.
Michael’s father started having problems at work. Just as the boy was starting school. And it had a very negative effect on the family’s well being. The parents were determined to do everything possible to ensure Michael gets educated and doesn’t feel deprived, at the very least, for the most basic things. However, even though he had no problems with his studies, his social life wasn’t.
Going great since the very beginning of school. One day he didn’t go to his classmates birthday party, then he didn’t go on a school trip, and each time it was all because the family couldn’t afford it. The older the children got, the more. They saw the difference between themselves and. Michael, and eventually they stopped asking him. To hang out after school.
When the boy turned 13, his parents. Decided to move to another state because. The boy’s father was offered a better job there. The money was still barely enough to cover the basic needs, but Michael decided. To start his school life with a. Clean slate and win over his classmates. Unfortunately, the new school turned out to be even less friendly than the previous one. The teenager was quiet by his nature and thus couldn’t win over his classmates.
With neither charisma nor anything else. One of the problems was that the. Teenager always wore the same clothes, while his classmates flaunted their expensive clothes and new smartphones, showing off their wealth and status to everyone around. Thus, they simply stopped noticing Michael. Every day, the teenager tried to get. Home as quickly as possible, and soon.
He started avoiding any unnecessary contact with his classmates altogether. He came to school right before classes started and hit out somewhere during the breaks. One day during the break, Michael was approached by two football players. They were his classmates, christopher Graham and Antoine Garrett. The boy immediately tensed up in anticipation of yet another portion of ridicule. However, something completely unexpected happened.
Instead of the usual mockery, michael got. Something that changed his life forever. The thing is that this time the. Guys weren’t actually planning to bully him. Moreover, they timidly handed him a large bag, and when he looked inside, he couldn’t believe his eyes. The bag was full of brand new clothes, trendy shirts, pants and shorts, and even a few pairs of brand new shoes. Of course, Michael was distrustful of the situation, expecting it to be yet another prank. However, his classmates were more serious than ever. After handing Michael the bag, they started.
Guiltily explaining that they felt bad about. Bullying him and turning the rest of the school against him. They realized that it was because of their stupid jokes that the whole school. Ended up making fun of Michael, and. So they decided to rectify their mistake. Then the guy sincerely apologized to Michael. Of course, this was very unusual, and. Thus one of the witnesses decided to film the entire situation. How Christopher and Antoine gave Michael the.
Bag as well as his surprise and. The most sincere emotions when he realized that this dream came true. This video went viral and got over 5 million views in just one month. Kids from other schools were inspired by the idea of treating their poor classmates. Better and helping them out instead of mocking them.
Michael’s classmates couldn’t figure out where Christopher and Antoine got so many new things. But they decided to keep it a secret. Michael was so surprised that he couldn’t communicate how grateful he was at first, so it was only the next day. That he told Christopher and Antoine that. It was the best day of his life. What these two teenagers did didn’t just. Help out Michael, but also showed other. Kids that being kind is much cooler than bullying those more unfortunate. And of course, by doing so, they.
Decided to apologize to Michael, realizing they. Had previously been very unkind and wrong. But better late than never. After all, no one knows what might. Happen tomorrow and what kind of financial. Situation each of us may end up being in. Friends, how do you feel about what. Michael’s new classmates did? Share your thoughts about it in the comments. That’s all for today. Thank you dear readers.