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High school teacher loses it after students surprise him with new pair of shoes

Dec 23, 2016, 2:05 PM

Once the semester is over, it’s almost inevitable that teachers and their students have gone through a lot of stress and smiles together.

After spending eight hours a day, five days a week together, teachers and students often form a special bond. But no teacher bonded more their class than Taylor Kerby, a high school psychology teacher, did.

One of Kerby’s students, 17-year-old Dyani Heredia, posted a video to Twitter of her class gifting their teacher a pair of red Vans, a pair he expressed interest in at the beginning of the year.

“He said he liked our classmate’s Vans on the first day of school, so we pitched in and bought him his own pair,” the post read.

Since Heredia posted the tweet on Dec. 19, it has been shared over 50,000 times and “liked” more than 143,000 times.

The students cheered for their teacher as he put on the fresh pair of kicks, even though he had mismatching socks.

“You’re styling, Mr. Kerby!” one of the students says in the video.

“I don’t have time for matching socks,” he responds. “Not the life I live.”

Apparently, Kerby was a little thrown off when a student asked him for his shoe size earlier.

“This is why you asked for my shoe size! I was a little weirded out,” he said. “They’re so nice, people! They feel so good, look at this!”

Heredia told Buzzfeed News that a couple of her classmates came up with the idea to buy their teacher the shoes two weeks ago.

“There were about 25 of us and we pitched in $2 each,” Heredia told the publication.

Needless to say, Mr. Kerby does look styling in his new kicks.

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High school teacher loses it after students surprise him with new pair of shoes