Francis Alvarez

Francis Alvarez, an Academy Sports employee and part-time model, posed with his new Nike shoes at his apartment complex on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Alvarez was gifted the shoes by a man who overheard him saying he would use his next paycheck to buy them. MIKALA COMPTON | Herald-Zeitung

Texas State student Francis Alvarez felt the power of kindness from a total stranger recently.

Alvarez, 20, was working in the Academy Sports and Outdoors in San Marcos. He began his usual shift in apparel when New Braunfels local Frank Woodward, 53, asked for his help in footwear. 

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