MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The students of LaRose Elementary filed into the cafeteria with their shoes off for a big surprise Wednesday morning. Every student got sized for their very own free pair of Timberland boots.
It's all thanks to the Nashville non-profit Soles4Souls. The company goes around the country giving shoes to people in need.
According to president and CEO Buddy Teaster, about $20,000 worth of shoes were given out to students Wednesday.
Fifth-grader Jermaine Wiggins said walking in to get fitted and given a free pair of Timberlands is a good way to start the day.
"I think it's awesome, literally," he said.