“Seeing a teacher that honestly and genuinely cares about their students and works to relate to them and act as a friend is rare, especially with all the added stress this year with COVID,” Griffin Morris, a student in Holbrook’s class at Conner High School in Kentucky, told a local Fox affiliate.
“We all had come to love him as a teacher and decided to show him that we felt that way. The decision to do something was unanimous.”
The heartwarming video shows Holbrook opening a card and unwrapping the new $ 400 kicks.
“You know how long I’ve wanted Jordans? Do you have any idea? Since eighth grade,” he told his students.
Holbrook’s students took the AP exam for U.S. History later in the day.
“Definitely one of the best moments of my school life seeing him open that shoebox,” Morris said. “This experience has really taught me being giving and selfless brings out a feeling unmatched by anything else. I wouldn’t trade that moment of gifting Mr. Holbrook the shoes for anything.”