A young bullied boy is getting the last laugh over his homemade Tennessee Volunteers t-shirt.
A fourth-grade teacher at Alamonte Elementary School in Seminole County, Florida said the unnamed child was "SO EXCITED" to wear a hand-drawn design for the school's "College Colors Day". The child didn't own any Tennessee gear, so he pinned the paper design to an orange t-shirt. Laura Snyder wrote, “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.”
Snyder's Facebook post went viral among Vols fans and officials in Knoxville took notice. The university reached out to put his design on a shirt.
She later posted, “when I told him that his design was being made into a real shirt and people wanted to wear it, his jaw dropped... He had a big smile on his face, walked taller, and I could tell his confidence grew today!”
Fox News reports the shirt is being sold on the school’s online store, where his design was so popular that it crashed the server. The university says a portion of the proceeds from each shirt will be donated to an anti-bullying charity.