Acts of Kindness
Man sees teen selling his shoes to raise money for sister and gives more than what’s needed
The boy was so intent on selling his shoes that day that he was willing to let his whole lot go for a fraction of what they cost. But thankfully, this man couldn't let him do it.
Elijah Chan
11.01.22

We can never tell how far a person would go just for their family.

Circumstances sometimes have an unfair hand that flips the luck of others in a blink of an eye.

Some are even struggling to climb back up only to find more hardships pushing them deeper.

And some still rise above it.

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During these times, there’s no one you can trust but yourself and the promise that despite the challenges, you’d still do right by people.

Unfortunately, however, these kinds of things can happen even to the most unprepared ones.

Online content creator Deno 10K spotted a boy in a parking lot with a foldable table.

On the table were shoes still in their boxes.

Unlike other vendors, he only has one pair of each. No socks. Only chipped boxes with shoes that were neatly kept.

He was selling them.

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Deno 10k then decided to approach the boy to see what he was up to.

As he walked closer, the boy eagerly presented him with his products.

He had different kinds of shoes.

He had timberlands, a pair of Jordans, and other shoes that were apparently his size.

He was selling some of the pairs for less than a hundred dollars.

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YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K

Deno 10k noticed this as he was inspecting the shoes. And as he did, the boy kept on asking him to buy.

He even told him to get the shoes for his brother, cousin, or friend if they weren’t his size.

In his eagerness, one can assume that he’s a scammer.

But there was something about him.

The content creator, however, wanted to know more.

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YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K

He began asking why he was selling good shoes for a low price.

He even noted that the boy was reluctantly advertising the Jordans as if they were his favorite pair.

The boy tried to change the subject a couple of times, even going as far as saying his reasons were “lowkey personal”.

Deno 10k encouraged the boy that he was a person he could talk to.

Then, the boy spilled the beans.

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YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K

The boy then shared that his sister, unfortunately, got into an accident where her car got wrecked.

Hospital bills are mounting and it was eating more of the family’s savings faster than they could replace it.

In a vulnerable moment, he admitted that he could’ve just settled into doing a crime like petty theft just for some quick money.

But his principles overcame these thoughts.

And so, he just decided to give up his shoe collection.

YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K
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YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K

The boy said his mother gave him his pairs anyway so it was only right to sell them so he could “give back.”

He went as far as saying he was willing to let go of all the shoes for just $300. He said he just wanted to make his mom proud.

Deno 10k said he can’t take the shoes off the boy.

The boy, understandably frustrated and defeated, respected the decision.

However, he was not ready for what happened next.

Deno 10k wasn’t done with him.

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YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K

The content creator counted a wad of bills in his hand and gave it to the boy.

The boy said he couldn’t even take that kind of money from someone.

Deno 10k said that he respected the dignity of the boy’s hustle and that when his family needed him the most, he stepped up.

The content creator has been moved.

YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K
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YouTube Screenshot - DENO 10K

We wish the boy luck and may he pay the blessing forward when he found himself in a circumstance where he can.

See Deno 10k help a teen in need in the video below!

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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