Teacher Gives Student the Shoes Off His Own Feet, for Graduation Ceremony
John Butler, is a teacher at Hahnville High School in Boutte, Louisiana. In an interesting twist... He was attending the school's graduation... with no shoes on, just socks. However, he had a pretty good reason for standing in his socks during the school's graduation ceremony.
He had given a student, Daverius Peters, the shoes off of his own feet.
Mr. Butler said.... "Daverius came up to me in a panic and he said, 'Mr. John, they're not going to let me graduate.' And I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because of the shoes that I'm wearing,'"
It seems, a school representative barred Daverius from the ceremony, saying his black sneakers with white soles didn't meet the dress code. The 18-year-old said he was pacing outside when he saw Mr. Butler's familiar face and told him what happened.
Daverius described Mr. Butler as a "motivator" and said "he's a hero."
Mr Butler said of the experience... "Be kind to one another, be thoughtful, be empathetic, try to understand where other people are coming from. I just try my best to be the best human that I possibly can best for my kids. And I try to lead by example every day".