13-year-old Shaylynn was celebrating her thirteenth birthday when she did something that completely surprised Mom.
Rather than stay home and celebrate, Shaylynn noticed a young boy sitting alone across the street.
The boy, an 11-year-old named Richard, was being ostracized by his peers.
He was bullied because of the shoes on his feet – they were his Mom’s 8-year-old Nikes.
The shoes were coming apart at the seams, but it was the only pair of sneakers his family could afford.
Richard just wanted to play basketball, but the boys broke him with all their teasing and mean remarks.