Traci Robinson couldn’t bear to see her 15-year-old son, Azzy, suffer any more. She had watched as her warm and compassionate son retreated into isolation due to the constant and severe bullying he endured on a regular basis at school.
Pretty soon he was spending most of his free time sleeping the days away.
The teen from Tennessee felt more and more worthless as time passed. He was treated so poorly by his classmates that he felt he “didn’t really mean anything to anyone.”
Things got so bad that Traci transferred Azzy to a brand-new high school.
Little did he know, his life was about to change for the better, thanks to the staff and students at LaVergne High.
With a clean slate and fresh start, Azzy quickly showed his classmates just how kind and caring he truly is.
He’s always going out of his way to help around the classroom or assist a peer in need.
So when his biology classmates learned the circumstances behind the new kid’s transfer — and all the bullying he’d faced — they asked their teacher, Sonji Newman, if they could do something to make him smile. They wanted to show him how much they appreciated him.
Azzy’s classmates had been working behind the scenes for weeks to prepare for his big surprise. Then, in a tear-jerking moment caught on camera, they approached Azzy at his desk to present him with some very special items.
“We got you some stuff because of how generous you are and everything you do,” one student tells him.
Watch the moment Azzy opens the red box and breaks down in tears of happiness.
This story originally appeared at LittleThings.