DALLAS - Second grade students at a Dallas elementary school got a big surprise – new bikes.
All 100 second graders at Bukhair Elementary School in far northeast Dallas are sporting a new ride thanks to the surprise from high school students they’ve never met.
It was part of the “Making a Difference On and Off the Field” effort that links high school athletes in the Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth areas.
Nearly 2,000 high school athletes from both cities donated $1 to buy bikes for the Dallas kids for January’s National Mentoring Month and February’s Random Act of Kindness Month.
They wanted to teach the kids about kindness and help create a lifelong memory for them, hopefully one that impacts their future actions.
Administrators at Bukhair Elementary said many of their students come from low-income homes and didn’t receive Christmas presents.
The kids were shocked and then all smiles while checking out their new wheels.