Deputies come to aid of bullied child, buy him new shoes

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Playgrounds are the site of fun and games, but also can be where bullies prey.

A 9-year-old boy from Bibb County, Georgia found that out the hard way, but also came to the realization that there are good people in the world.

Adam Flowers' tennis shoes were starting to fall apart after two years of wearing. Teens were picking on him at the playground, one 16-year-old girl put the child in a headlock and teased him, The Macon Telegraph reported.

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Adam's grandmother, Carolyn Taylor, saw the whole thing and called the police on the teens.

When deputy Trinicholas Carswell went to talk to the girl's parents about the incident, she saw Adam's shoes.

A few hours later, after Carswell asked Taylor what size shoes Adam wore, she returned with two other deputies and a pair of sneakers, The Macon Telegraph reported.

But the shoes weren't just any shoes. Adam had a new pair of Nike Air Jordans.

Adam has since thrown away the old tattered pair of shoes, and has cleaned the new kicks multiple times.

"He was just super excited. ... I was just so overwhelmed and surprised and thankful that somebody cared," said the boy's grandmother, 63-year-old Carolyn Taylor.

Posted by The Telegraph & on Tuesday, February 16, 2016