We all have the opportunity to change someone’s life every day, yet sadly, we often do not take the time out of our daily lives to actually do it. Thankfully, Sofi Cruz is a teenage girl who recently did not miss out on changing someone’s life when she was given the opportunity to do so.
Sofi recently took to Facebook to share a touching story and video that has since gone viral. She explained that she recently had a conversation with her good friend Jaheim that got her thinking.
“The past week and a half, I have been planning on doing something special for a good friend of mine. His name is Jahiem,” she wrote. “I have known Jahiem sine the 3rd grade in Mrs. Dragotta’s class. He has always been the 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’, but Jahiem asked, ‘Can someone buy me a pair of shoes? I don’t like mine and I wear a [size] 10-11,” she continued. “I’ve always thought about getting him something before but never had the money or guts to do it.”
Thanks to her family and a new job, Sofi was finally able to put her plan into action!
“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 Grandaddy helped me out, as well,” she wrote.
In the video below, Sofi walks into the classroom and approaches Jahiem, who has no idea what is coming!
Sofi began by saying how special Jahiem is to her, and explaining that she had just gotten a new job and wanted to do something special for someone.
“This is for you,” she said as she dropped the backpack onto his desk.
Jahiem tried to keep his emotions in check, but he could not hide a grin as he opened the bag.
He thanked Sofi, but she then told him that there is more stuff inside, as she included a goodie bag made up of clothing like shirts and socks. As she leaned in to hug him, Jahiem finally broke down in tears.
“When giving him his stuff and watching him open his bag, all my emotions were coming out. Seeing him cry was very emotional because I could see that he didn’t know what to think,” she recounted.
“I am so thankful that giving Jaheim those shoes made him so happy and [it] allowed me to realize that giving someone something so special can be life-changing,” Sofi concluded. “Love you Jahiem, with everything in me.”
This serves as a reminder that a small act of kindness can really change someone’s life forever! Check out the video below, and SHARE this story so your friends and family can see this as well!