Student shows holiday spirit, gives classmate a new pair of Air Jordans

Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 @ 10:31 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

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A North Carolina student showed the true meaning of Christmas this year after noticing that a classmate was in need of a new pair of shoes.  

But it was not just any shoes according to WTVR it was a pair of "Concord" Air Jordan 11 lows.

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According to WRIC, Yaovi Mawuli said that other kids were teasing his classmate about his worn shoes, so he decided to help him get a new pair of the shoes many will wait in line for.  Mawuli asked other "Greensboro Sneakerheads" on Facebook how to go about giving the gift.  

He posted "I spotted a kid in my french (sic) class earlier today at school with these (the worn-out shoes) on only because this other guy was making fun of him. So I'm planning on giving him a pair of concord lows (sic), now my question is how do I present it to him without himfeeling like I feel sorry for him?"

Now social media is giving Mawuli shout-outs for coming to the aid of a classmate who is now a friend.

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Police officers compete in viral lip sync battle

Published: Monday, July 02, 2018 @ 2:55 PM

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A friendly lip-sync competition is heating up on social media among law enforcement agencies across the country.

Police officers are showing off their lip-syncing abilities and posting their videos to Twitter, Facebook and the like. 

It appears the latest viral performances started in Texas about two weeks ago as a mic drop between the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the San Antonio Police Department, The Dallas Morning News reported.

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Alexander Mena of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office lip-synced “Fuiste Mala.” His video has more than 1.4 million views.

Then the Fort Worth Police Department answered the challenge with Alanis Morissette’s hit “Ironic.” And despite it being summer, the officer sported the winter gear similar to Morrissette’s in the video,

Dallas officers went with what they called old school with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

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Corinth Police Department shows it will be a “Party in the U.S.A.” for Fourth of July.

Hickory Creek Police Department had some “Summer Lovin’” from “Grease” with a couple of backup singers, before breaking into Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and Selena’s “Baila Esta Cumbia.”

 

But Del Rio police officer Oscar Gonzalez upped the game, and may have won the battle. Instead of just lip-syncing, he sang his entry into the contest. 

Spartansburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright put his own law-enforcement spin to the challenge. He performed Soggy Bottom Boys’ “In the Jailhouse Now.” His backup “singer” was his son Andy Wright adding the yodeling accompaniment. The entry has had more than 245,000 views since posting late Thursday.

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Georgia deputy 'shakes it' in lip sync challenge

Published: Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 9:51 PM

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A Georgia deputy put his stamp on the law enforcement lip-sync challenge.

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Anthony Heard is a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff's Office. He posted a video on his Facebook page of himself dancing and singing (well, lip syncing) to Luke Bryan's "Shake It" -- and he did just that.

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Lip sync challenge: Watch Charlotte police officers get down in hilarious viral video

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 4:24 AM

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina released a video of officers and staff getting down in a lip sync challenge Tuesday.
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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina released a video of officers and staff getting down in a lip sync challenge Tuesday.(Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department)

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina released a video of officers and staff getting down in a lip sync challenge Tuesday.

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Chief Kerr Putney even took part in the fun

The department has been posting about the video it was putting together for several days.

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The friendly lip sync competition has been heating up on social media among law enforcement agencies across the country.

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Nonprofit helping pay off mortgage on slain police officer's family home

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:33 AM

This Dec. 10, 2012 photo shows Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna in Weymouth, Mass. (Gary Higgins/The Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP)
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This Dec. 10, 2012 photo shows Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna in Weymouth, Mass. (Gary Higgins/The Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP)(Gary Higgins/AP)

A nonprofit organization has announced a major donation to help pay off the mortgage on a slain Massachusetts police officer's family home.

Weymouth police Sgt. Michael Chesna, 42, was shot and killed Sunday in the line of duty. 

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The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is providing the first $100,000 toward the mortgage and is challenging others to support the family through the initiative.

Any money raised exceeding the mortgage will go directly to Chesna's wife and two children.

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The foundation, established in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, supports military and first responders who are killed in the line of duty. In addition to his service with the Weymouth Police Department, Chesna was also a military veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the foundation, will join Weymouth police Chief Richard Grimes at the Weymouth Police Department at 3 p.m. Wednesday to make the official announcement.

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