A member of the University of Tennessee marching band is the first to wear the passionately famous anti-bullying shirt that is inspired by a fourth-grade fan, teased for his home-crafted t-shirt.
The Pride of the Southland band were clad in the said t-shirts underneath their uniforms during the University of Tennessee’s game last Saturday over the Volunteers’45-0 victory.
A Florida fan drew attention all over the world these past few weeks after he was mocked for sticking a U.T logo on an orange t-shirt for college colors day of his elementary school. This went viral, and according to his teacher, the boy was overwhelmed. She also appreciated the Volunteers and said that this experience would serve a good lesson not only for her students but to every human being.
“We have many talking concerning kindness and how to apply it to our daily living, and I am happy to see my students step up their act of compassion.
The shirt is now an official design adopted by the University of Tennessee. At this point, it has taken over 50,000 pre-orders and proceeds will donate to Stomp Out Bullying charity. The boy also awarded a four-year scholarship and offered complimentary admission into the Class of 2032.