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Substitute Teacher Lends Shoes to Student for Graduation

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RICHMOND, Va.- Teacher Vohn Lewis did a simple gesture that turned viral. 

A fifth grader in Richmond needed supplies to try to glue his shoes back together. All so he could walk across the stage at graduation. But the glue failed.

That's when Lewis stepped in.

Lewis offered his size 10 shoes to the young man. But Lewis needed a promise from the student.

"I told him that he had to make a promise to me because it was nothing for me to do something like that to him," Lewis said. "He has to keep in mind that one day he's going to be in the position of Mr. Lewis and he has to do the same thing." 

Although he only worked at the school for four months, it's a sure bet that the fifth grader will never forget Lewis and his kind gesture.

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