Student Turned Away From Graduation for Wearing Wrong Shoes Gets Given Pair by Teacher | 22 Words

A teacher has been praised online for stepping in to help a student who was turned away from graduation for wearing the wrong shoes...

Graduation ceremonies are a huge deal for students...

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Especially as they spend years studying to get to that big day.

They really deserve a day to acknowledge their achievements.

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And the thought of being unable to attend must be heartbreaking...

But it was almost the reality for one student...

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As he was turned away from his graduation ceremony for wearing the wrong shoes.

Daverius Peters was turned away from his graduation ceremony after he arrived wearing 'inappropriate' footwear.

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But thankfully for Daverius, his teacher stepped in and offered his own...

An action he's been praised for online...

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When Daverius Peters arrived at his graduation ceremony last month, he was turned away.

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Although he was wearing the mandatory purple cap and gown, Peters shoes "violated the dress code."

He was wearing black sneakers with white soles.

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And so he was told he could not attend unless he changed them.

But fortunately his teacher, John Butler, at Hahnville High School in Louisiana, saved the day...

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"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,'" CBS reports that Butler said.

"It was just a no-brainer to me to just take my shoes off and give them to him," he added.

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And so that's what he did.

Despite being 2 sizes too big, Peters "slipped them on like slippers" and walked across his graduation stage in them.

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"I felt the joy. The whole day, I couldn't wait to 6 o'clock, couldn't wait to get ready to graduate across the stage," he said.

Peters described Butler as a "motivator" and said "he's a hero" for his actions on that day.

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