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A boy who couldn’t show off his favorite college team in another state on a special day got a "nation of volunteers" coming to his aid.

A boy at a school near Orlando, Florida wanted to participate in a "College Day Colors" school spirit event.

He's a University of Tennessee Volunteers fan and had an orange shirt, but no UT lettering. So, he made his own logo, pinned it to his shirt - and got teased.

"Volunteer nation" got wind of the bullying, and came to his aid.

A Facebook post from Interim President Randy Boyd read:

"I was touched to learn of a young Florida school student’s heart for the University of Tennessee, and I LOVED his imagination behind designing his own shirt. So many of us admire his love for UT and it’s awesome to see everyone step up to send him some UT gear!


Several school departments put together a "pride pack" for the boy, and hundreds of fans helped out from all over, including some from rival city Gainesville, Florida.

A deli in Knoxville pitched in too, sending supplies and a reminder to bullies: "You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us. Vol means all."

The university has created a "College Colors Day Tee" inspired by the student's shirt. SEE BELOW...

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