'People are making fun of him': 9-year-old Kansas girl buys classmate new shoes

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McPHERSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Kansas fourth grader is warming hearts with her kind gesture to a classmate who was being bullied.

Avah came home from school in McPherson last week and told to her mom that a boy in her class was getting made fun of because his shoes were falling apart.

"People were making fun of him and she asked him why he doesn’t get new shoes, Avah's mom, Shannon Parkins said in a Facebook post. "He told her his parents had to buy groceries and pay bills so they couldn’t get him new shoes."

Shannon asked her 9-year-old daughter if she wanted to get her classmate a new pair of shoes. Of course, she said yes. 

"The weekend went by, I picked her up from school yesterday and she says 'size 4," Shannon said, "I said what are you talking about.... she said 'his shoe size,'"

Avah took the shoes to school on Tuesday and planned to put them in the boy's backpack with a note: "dear (name) you love shoes."

Avah took the shoes to school on Tuesday and planned to put them in the classmate’s backpack with a note.

“The world is so full of hate, we need more souls like Avah’s!” Shannon said.

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