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Student surprises teacher with shoes he wanted since he was 12


LUBBOCK, Texas — Do you remember in the movie “The Santa Clause” when Scott Calvin aka Santa Claus gives the non-believing adults the childhood presents they always wanted and it makes them believe in Santa again? And it’s really sweet? This is kind of like that.

While we can’t vouch for Thomas Walser’s stance on holiday myths, we do know he had a wonderful reaction when a student surprised him with a unique gift.

Walser is a football coach and teacher at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas. During class one day, Hector Montez, one of his players, presented a suspicious Walser with a black box.

“This is for always keeping it real with me, always keeping it 100 with me,” Montez says. “You told me sophomore year this was your favorite shoe, and then you told me your size, and you don’t even remember.”

Sure enough, Walser opened the box to reveal a new pair of Jordans and a perfect surprised face.

The adorable moment has now gone viral as Montez’s tweet has been liked almost 200,000 times.

Walser tweeted his appreciation and dropped some knowledge for the shoe illiterate. Apparently, those particular shoes Air Jordan 12 Taxis and they’re not even made anymore.