While most teens are demanding their parents to buy them the newest electronic device, a high school student in South Carolina saved her money for someone else.
Sofi Cruz Turner saved her money to spend on someone she has been friends with since third grade. Sofi and Jahiem have been best of friends since their childhood.
Recently, when Jahiem asked if someone could get him new shoes. Sofi decided to help her friend, WMBF reported.
She saved her money from her first job at an area restaurant and added a little more by asking her mother and grandfather. She wanted to buy Jahiem not only shoes but also socks, a shirt and a backpack, WMBF reported.
She surprised Jahiem with the gifts in class on Wednesday, and the emotional moment between two friends was captured on video.
She posted the video on her Facebook with the caption:
“The past week and a half, I have been planning on doing something special for a good friend of mine. His name is Jahiem. I have known Jahiem since the 3rd grade in Mrs. Dragotta’s class. He has always been that one student where he does all of his work when due, never misses school, always helping the teacher out with stuff in class, and always being a happy human being.
“Last week, he didn’t want to sound in need, Jahiem asked “can someone buy me a pair of shoes? I don’t like mine, and I wear a 10-11.
” I’ve always thought about getting him something before but never had the money or the gut to do it.Since I’ve gotten a job and have been working really hard, I got the money together and bought him a pair of shoes the next day.
“My Mom and GranDaddy helped out as well. When giving him his stuff and watching him open his bag, all my emotions were coming out. Seeing him crying was very emotional because I could see that he was didn’t know what to think. I am so thankful to know that giving Jahiem those shoes made him so happy and allowed me to realize that giving someone something so special can be life-changing.
“Love you Jahiem, with everything in me.”