"While attending my 16 year old's high school track meet, I noticed that one of his teammates was the only one wearing regular sneakers. My son told me that the kid couldn't afford 'spikes'. I'm a single mom and being able to afford sports equipment has been tough at times but my son and I are very fortunate to have a very supportive family that pulls together to help us out. It was obvious my son's teammate needed the help of some 'extended' family. So, my son and I devised a plan that would allow us to help the kid without embarrassing him. The next day my son approached his teammate and told him that his uncle had bought him a pair of spikes that were the wrong size for him but coincidentally were the boy's size and that the boy could have the spikes if he wanted them. Surprised, the boy asked my son what he wanted for them, and told him that he was passing up the opportunity to make a little cash b giving the shoes away for free. My son told him not to worry about it. I reminded my son that not eveyone is as fortunate as we are and that when the situation arises and you are able to help someone you should do it. We both felt really good about it and it was also a great lesson in kindness."