It started with a 9-year-old boy who had holes in his shoes.
When Jacarrie Carr, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student, saw the boy and heard about his desire to play basketball, he felt compelled to act.
Carr took to social media and asked as many people as he could for size 5 sneakers for the boy, who attended a day care center run by Carr’s mother. Soon after, someone Carr had never met messaged him on Facebook, saying he had a pair of shoes for the “little man.”
A few days later, Carr encountered a man with mismatched shoes asking for change outside a gas station. They had the same shoe size, so Carr handed over a pair of his own LeBron James sneakers.
“I never felt so happy,” recalled Carr, a 25-year-old graduate student studying cultural foundations of education.
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