Frenship High student gives the socks off his feet

A student new to Frenship High School didn’t give the shirt off his back when a friend was in need of clothing. He gave the socks off his feet.

Donté Love, who moved to the area in late fall, is friends with another student who had been wearing his work uniform to school and is living on his own.

Donté, a junior, typically wears three pairs of socks. He said he realized his friend wasn’t wearing socks, so he offered his own socks.

Donté said he gave his friend the middle pair of three socks that had touched neither his own feet nor the inside of his shoes.

“It made me kind of happy” to help out, Donté said. He said he hopes his friend now realizes he has people who will help him.

The friends went into science teacher Lara Holbert’s room for the handoff. Donté said Holbert seemed a little surprised, but she allowed him to share his socks.

Not only was Holbert surprised, she also nominated Donté for the Parent Teacher Student Association’s Acts of Kindness award.

“Donté did not have to do that,” Holbert said. “He, without benefit to himself, committed an act of kindness.”

Donté said he was not motivated to give up his socks for an award.

“I really didn’t think about winning it,” he said. “It surprised me.”

Helping others is something Donté thinks about quite a bit. He hopes to join the Marines after graduating.

“College is not for me. Marines, I can go there and help the country,” he said.

Donté said he has enjoyed being in the Frenship area since he moved here in October.

“I really like it. It’s different,” he said. “Like, everybody is nice. In Dallas, you get some mean ones, some ones who don’t even want to talk to you.”

Kim Spicer, principal at FHS, described Donté and his actions as “awesome,” and said she is really glad he came to Frenship from Dallas.

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