Amy's Pile:University Of TN Turns Bullied Kid's T-Shirt Into Official Merch

 

A student at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida wanted to represent the Tennessee Volunteers for "College Colors Day," but didn't own any official apparel.

His teacher Laura Snyder said that instead the student drew his own UT logo on a piece of paper and pinned it to an orange T-Shirt. He was so excited about the shirt, but ended up facing some teasing from classmates for the homemade design.

After lunch that day, the young boy came back to his teacher's room crying because some girls at the lunch table next to his made fun of his sign on his shirt, despite them not being participants in the spirit day.

Snyder shared the story on Facebook in hopes that someone she knew had a connection to UT. The university ended up seeing the post and sent a personalized care package to the boy and his classmates. Plus the school turned the boy's original logo design into an official school t-shirt where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to STOMP Out Bullying, a national anti-bullying organization.

The campus store even said there was so much demand for the design that it's website crashed.

 

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