Teacher breaks down in tears after students pool money to replace stolen shoes

A brand-new pair of shoes made one Nebraska teacher break down in tears.

Approximately two weeks ago, a pair of basketball shoes owned by Logan Fontenelle Middle School teacher Trey Payne were stolen from his classroom.

On Jan. 28, his class presented him with a replacement pair after pooling their money together, a post to Bellevue Public Schools’ official Facebook page reads.

In touching video footage shared by the school, Payne can be seen being given a red gift bag.

He reads the card before looking inside the bag and pulling out a brown shoe box, containing a pair of Nike Zoom KD12s.

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“I hope this isn’t shoes, guys,” Payne, visibly emotional, says in the video.

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“Oh my. Are you serious?”

The teacher removes his glasses, covers his face, and begins to cry.

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Students in the background of the video can be heard getting emotional, too, over a teacher they clearly value very much. Soon after, his students rush to give him a group hug.

“It’s more than a pair of shoes. It’s about doing things to build everyone up around you,” Payne said in a statement shared by the school.

“I try to show my kids this and I think the lesson has sunk in for many, in turn, reaffirming my purpose and my ideals.”

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Payne is an 8th-grade teacher and basketball coach at the school, Fox29 reports.

One of Payne’s students, Emma Mitchell, shared the sweet moment on Twitter, writing: “My favourite teacher Mr. Payne got his shoes stolen, so me and a few classmates put together our money and bought him a brand-new pair!”

A mother to one of the students who chipped in told Fox 5 that “he would do anything for any of his students.”

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“Turns out,” she said, “they would do the same for him.”


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