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High School Student Surprises Teacher, Coach With Pair of Air Jordan’s He Always Dreamed Of

Beautiful things are happening in classrooms all across the country, and I’m not just talking about the knowledge and wisdom imparted on chalk boards.

Coronado High School (Lubbock, TX) student Hector Montez developed such a strong relationship with his teacher and football coach Thomas Walser that he wanted to thank him for playing such a major role in his life.

That’s why, recalling Walser’s favorite shoes, Montez bought his teacher a pair of Air Jordan’s. Not just any pair either. He found Air Jordan 12 “Taxi,” the version that Walser had wanted since he was 12 years old, but never got his hands on.

Here’s the heartwarming video of the moment:

 

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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