Cleveland Gladiators honor two boys who stepped up to stop a bully

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CLEVELAND - Field Day is always fun but it is also a time to think about the past year.

A lot went on at Pearl Academy on the Cleveland’s west side but one event made everyone think.

Not just about bullying but the kindness of others.

One boy had a pair of shoes that were in bad shape and he was being teased about it constantly.

Teasing turned to taunts and eventually to threats.

That's when David Catlin and Cameron Davis knew they had to do something.

“She told her friend and her friend told his friend and they were talking about jumping him and beating him up and stuff and me Cameron stopped all that and talked to the other dudes," David said.

The fight was stopped but that didn't change the fact that their friend still didn't have a decent pair of shoes to wear.

He had talked earlier about a pair of LeBron 13s but knew they were not in his family's reach.

“I even went to sleep thinking about it and I just I’m just gonna bring him a pair of shoes," Cameron said.

So Cameron gave his friend his own shoes.

When Cameron’s mom found out it almost brought her to tears.

“It shocked me, because we don't have a lot. But what we do have is enough for him to share with somebody else, so I was grateful for that," Jennifer Davis said.

When the Cleveland Gladiators found out, they had to reward a good deed.

Both boys got a family pack of tickets to Saturday’s game.

“These seventh grade boys gave somebody else these $120 shoes. We were like, oh my gosh, that's unbelievable," Gladiator player Chad Schofield said.

“Once we caught wind of this we had to come out for this for these kids for this community."

But best of all, the boys set an example.

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