Teacher Lends Student Shoes for Graduation Ceremony

Teacher Lends Student Shoes for Graduation Ceremony

  • Daverius Peters was heading to his high school graduation ceremony when he was denied entry.
  • His black-topped, white-soled sneakers turned out to be in violation of his school’s dress code.
  • Thankfully, a teacher lent him his dress shoes just in time for him to make it.

Daverius Peters was looking forward to his high school graduation ceremony on May 19. But he was stopped from heading in because of his shoes.

Photo Credit: Jima Smith/The Washington Post

He was wearing black-topped, white-soled sneakers, which were anything but scandalous, but they turned out to be in violation of his school’s dress code.

Distraught, he spotted a friendly face and asked for help.

John Butler was a para-educator at Boutte, Louisiana’s Hahnville High School. But he was there at the ceremony as a parent, not a staff member. His own daughter was graduating that day, too.

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But John didn’t hesitate to accompany Daverius back to the entrance in hopes of changing the gatekeeper’s mind.

John told The Washington Post, “[I was] hoping that maybe if she saw me with him, she would let it go, but she insisted on not letting this young man in, and I didn’t have time to go back and forth with her.”

“It was a no-brainer… This was the most important moment in his life up to that point, and I wasn’t going to let him miss it for anything,” he continued.

Last minute before they close the doors to graduation. The young brother comes walking towards me in a panic. He’s like,…

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John exchanged his size-11 loafers for Daverius’ size-9 athletic shoes. Thankfully, the young man made it just in time to take his place in the graduation line.

The student’s family was more than grateful for John’s quick thinking.

Photo Credit: Jima Smith/The Washington Post

Daverius told The Washington Post, “I wasn’t surprised because Mr. Butler is that type of person. At school, if you’re having a bad day, he’ll be the one to take you out of class, walk around the school with you and talk to you.”

John lent the shoes off his feet to make sure Daverius makes it in one of the highlights of his life.

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Source: Good News Network


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I love this story. God Bless this dear man who gave of his shoes.

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