Fact: Tracking down a fresh pair of Kanye West's Yeezy Boost 350 V2s sneakers without dropping many hundreds of dollars is virtually impossible. You have to stand in line for hours. Constantly refresh the Adidas website. Download the brand's Confirmed app. And pray for a miracle.
Unless you catch West’s eye.
Sneakerhead Tyler Wesley did just that through social media. The Denver resident has been sharing images and videos of himself recovering from a car accident five years ago that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
In May, he took to Instagram to celebrate a milestone, embracing his spinal cord injury. “I am not ashamed of being in a wheelchair. I love the spinal cord injury/disability community. I’ve heard all kinds of injuries and life stories from inspiration human beings from across the world,” he wrote, expressing his gratitude toward those closest to him.
West apparently caught wind of Wesley’s recovery process and voila, sent him a present that would make any fan of the rapper and designer scream. Wesley received a pair of cream white Yeezys from West himself. Included? A handwritten note that reads, “Tyler, you are in inspiration. You show the world anything is possible. Thank you for sharing your journey. Kanye West.”
Naturally, Wesley thanked him on Instagram.
Talk about paying it forward.