When J.R. Gilbert confided in a classmate that his only pair of shoes was a pair of boots three sizes too small, the whole school chipped in to get him a big surprise.

J.R. is a special needs sophomore at Somerset High School in Somerset, Wisconsin. Even though he is actually a size 13, he refused to stop wearing the boots because they belonged to his grandfather.

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When he told one of the school’s junior year students that he was squeezing into size 10 shoes everyday, the teen started a school-wide donation drive to buy J.R. some new kicks.

Just before Christmas, a crowd of students presented a wrapped box containing two pairs of brand new Nike sneakers.

(WATCH the heartwarming video below)


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