"It was "college colors" day at an elementary school in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on August 30. One of Laura Snyder's fourth-grade students wore an orange T-shirt representing his favorite school, the University of Tennessee.
"He was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt. I was impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label," Snyder wrote on Facebook, explaining that he drew his own UT logo with pen and paper and attached it to his shirt.
But after lunch, the student came back to her room crying.
"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 wrote. "I know kids can be cruel, I am aware that it's not the fanciest sign, BUT this kid used the resources he had available to him to participate in a spirit day."
In an effort to cheer him up, Snyder wrote that she planned to buy him a University of Tennessee shirt. She asked Facebook if anyone out there had any contacts at the university "to make it a little extra special for him."
What happened next completely floored her. Her post went viral on Facebook, eventually reaching University of Tennessee fans and then the university itself. The university responded by sending the student a package of UT swag for him and his classmates."
Please Note: The above information comes directly from their website. Click here to read more.