After being accused of breaking the school’s dress code, Daverius Peters came dangerously close to missing out on his high school graduation. It was fortunate that his instructor was there to rescue the day.
The boy from Hahnville High School attended his high school graduation wearing a pair of brand new Alexander McQueen shoes made of black leather with white soles.
Daverius was thrilled to take his place on the platform and get his diploma, but a member of the school staff stopped him before he could do so.
The member of the teaching staff informed him that he was not permitted to enter the building since his footwear did not comply with the dress code. Daverius realized what this meant when the employee closed the door in his face; he would not be able to attend his own graduation.
The students were expected to wear dress shoes in a dark hue, and it was strictly forbidden for them to wear slippers, sports shoes, or footwear with an open toe. In light of these guidelines, he believed that his footwear was enough to satisfy the prerequisites.
Daverius was at a loss for what to do, but when he saw a familiar face, he was relieved. John Butler, who had been his instructor in high school, was also waiting outside for his wife at the time.
Throughout his time in high school, Mr. Butler, who was a paraeducator, served as a mentor to him on several occasions. Daverius hurriedly went up to Mr. Butler and informed him about the predicament he was in.
Mr. Butler didn’t understand what was going on, so he led the kid back to the entrance with him in the hopes of resolving the confusion. But, to our great regret, the service member refused to budge and continued to refuse Daverius’ request to join the arena.
At that very time, Mr. Butler was fully aware that there was only one way to successfully resolve this issue.
Daverius received a pair of sneakers in his size 11 thanks to the generosity of his high school instructor. Even though there were just a few minutes left before the ceremony began, the student kindly took them despite the fact that they were two sizes too large.
“I was in the middle of asking him, your daughter is graduating with me as well; how are you going to monitor her?” Daverius stated. “He stated that I’m going to walk in barefoot,” he claimed.
That is precisely what he ended up doing. Even though Mr. Butler attended the event with nothing on his feet except his socks, he insisted that the effort was well worth the reward.
He said, “You don’t stop a kid from receiving his high school diploma, already the most important moment of their life to that point, you don’t take that away for something as insignificant as shoes.”