A boy in Florida wanted to rep the University of Tennessee colors at his elementary school’s “College Colors Day,” but didn’t own any of their apparel, so he made a shirt himself.
His teacher, Laura Snyder, says he drew a “U.T.”, the university’s logo, on paper and pinned it to an orange t-shirt.
The boy was so excited to show off his shirt, but when he went to lunch, things apparently took a turn for the worse, “Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED,” said Snyder.
Laura posted to Facebook about wanting to buy him a shirt but if anyone knew a way she could make it extra special, the post went viral.
The University of Tennessee reached out wanting to send the student a care package full of swag and apparel, they even said it was turning his “U.T.” design into an official T-shirt.
You asked for it, and @UTVolShop made it happen. 🍊👊 https://t.co/nBGYmyooC1
— UT Knoxville (@UTKnoxville) September 6, 2019
According to the university, a portion of the proceeds from every shirt sold will go to an anti-bullying foundation. Demand for the student’s T-shirt was so high on Saturday that it crashed University of Tennessee’s online shop!
Read more via cnn.com.
Image: Laura Snyder/Facebook