Youtube celebrity Afredo Villa or better known as Prettyboyfredo took to his Instagram to share a story about how he gifted a 10 million Naira worth Nike Mag sneakers to a high school kid who was being bullied at school.
Grand as the gesture was things soon went south as Fredo and co were stopped and detained by the authorities. However, they were soon released as the deed was deemed good-natured enough to warrant their release. Here’s a video
Fredo clarified that Jay is a kid that he mentors and having grown up in hard conditions himself understood what eh kid was going through. “As a kid, I grew up in very tough circumstances, from being in foster care to being bullied myself … So I know what it feels like to practically have nothing,” he said. “I could relate to [Jay’s] pain from my past experience, and I knew giving him something special like the Mags would give him the confidence to push forward and through the bullying.”
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Meet Jay , a kid who came to me about being bullied in school for his size and the clothes he wears….. it broke my heart to know how bad he was suffering from depression and how he didn’t even want to go to school anymore because of the bullying….. Growing up in foster care I’ve been in the same position and it only felt right for me to give back and help you fight through this hard time. I hope that this gives you the confidence you need in order to push through ! You a real one Jay ! And I can’t wait to see you blossom from this ✊🏾🏡💕💕💕 shout out to @vault813 for helping me make this happen!
Hit the link below to find out why @Prettyboyfredo gifted Mags to a student who was being bullied
— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) February 18, 2020
According to Complex’s website, the Nike Mags were acquired at Fredo’s local sneaker consignment shop, Vault813, for around $15,000, rather than its asking price of $30,000 after he told the store about his intentions of giving the shoes to his friend Jay. The Nike Mag was featured in the film Back to the Future Part II. Only 1,500 pairs of a light-up Nike Mag were made available in 2011 through auction, followed by a launch of 89 pairs for a self-lacing version in 2016.
“Fredo came to us with how Jay was getting bullied and told us his idea to help him out,” Vault813 tells Complex. “We felt for what he was going through, cause I have been through that and I think a lot of people have growing up. That’s why I started collecting shoes, back in 7th grade, because it gave me confidence going to school everyday with Jordans on. We’re in the position now with us having our own store that we can give back to people that are like us. Were blessed to be where we’re at.”
In a bid to downplay negative views as to his true intentions fo doing what he did, Fredo said, “If you been a fan of my work and look at my body of work, you would see everything I do revolves around positivity and giving back. This is honestly just another day.”