Somerset High School students raise money to give classmate 2 pairs of new shoes

Student wore shoes 2 sizes too small

SOMERSET, Texas – A group of Somerset High School students raised money and surprised their classmate, who was wearing shoes that are two sizes too small, with two new pairs of sneakers for Christmas.

The Somerset Independent School District posted a video of J.R. Gilbert receiving the shoes.

Watch the video below:

Somerset HS Students Surprise Classmate with Christmas Shoes

***** UPDATE***** We found out from JR's family that he does have shoes that fit him, but he refuses to stop wearing the boots of his beloved grandfather, since his grandfather can no longer wear them. JR was wearing the boots (size 10 1/2) the day he told the boys that he really needed a size 13! But that's how all this Christmas season of giving good cheer got started!! ***************************** Feeling the Holiday blues? Not after you see this clip. Somerset HS student JR Gilbert wears size 10 shoes, but his foot is actually a size 13. So fellow Somerset Bulldogs students raised money to surprise JR on Friday, December 15 with not one but TWO brand new pairs of sneakers that are the right size for Christmas! Grab a tissue... because THIS is the Magic of Christmas! 🎅🏼🎄 #BulldogNation #GiftOfGiving

Posted by Somerset ISD on Friday, December 16, 2016

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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.