9-Year-Old Bullied Georgia Boy Gets Air Jordans from Deputies

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Three Bibb County deputies are being recognized on ABC World News as “Persons of the Week.” 

The deputies, Trinicholas Carswell, Timothy Jones and Jeff Howell, are getting national attention for what they did after responding to a call in Macon Feb. 13., according to a sheriff’s office news release. Turns out a 16-year-old girl was picking on a 9-year-old boy. The boy’s grandmother, Carolyn Taylor told deputies several kids were picking on him and making fun of his worn out shoes.

Last Saturday when Taylor looked outside, she saw the 16-year-old placing her grandson Adam Flowers in a choke hold.

“When I heard him scream, I knew he was in trouble,” said Taylor.

Carswell learned that kids were regularly making fun of the child’s old sneakers. The deputies found out that Adam is an A-student at Vineville Academy. His grandmother is taking care of him and his two brothers by herself and she struggles to care for them, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The deputies wanted to do something to help, so after leaving Adam and his grandmother, they went to The Shoppes at River Crossing in north Macon and bought the boy a brand new pair of Air Jordans.

The shoes were a hit. Adam immediately put them on and ran around the house.

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Source: USA Today | 13WMAZ