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For 7th birthday, Manassas boy collects over 700 pairs of shoes for charity

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7-year-old Tey Barbour has a favorite basketball player: Michael Jordan.

"He's awesome!" says Tey.

Jordan is the man behind some pretty famous shots and shoes. Young Tey is making a name for himself with shoes too. Boxes and boxes of them.

The Manassas boy asked his mom if he could collect shoes for his birthday.

"At first, she was a little angry because she just had bought me shoes,” says Tey. “I said I want shoes for charity, not regular shoes to wear for myself."

In April, family members brought new and used shoes to his seventh birthday party. His mom's co-workers donated shoes too.

His teacher set up a donation box in the teachers' lounge at his elementary school.

He collected 741 pairs of shoes and $600 and donated them to a non-profit called Soles4Souls. They distribute shoes to those in need around the world.

Tey says giving feels good.

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