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Texas family searching for stranger who swapped pants with graduate so he could cross the stage

San Antonio Express-News logo San Antonio Express-News 6/12/2017 By Madalyn Mendoza, San Antonio Express-News

m_edriis: Congratulations my broz

m_edriis: Congratulations my broz
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Faced with the possibility of not crossing the stage at his high school graduation due to his wardrobe, a San Antonio teen asked a stranger for a huge favor.

Leroy Solis Jr. graduated from MacArthur High School at the Freeman Coliseum Wednesday, but it wouldn't have been possible if not for the kindness of an identified man who was wearing the right pants at the right time. 

Rosemary De Los Santos, Solis' sister, said her younger brother was walking to his car to leave the arena after the principal told him his jeans did not meet ceremony dress code when he came across an anonymous man and his father.

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With only three minutes to spare before he was supposed to line up with his class, Solis reached out to the man in the parking lot and asked if he could wear his slacks. 

He obliged to the peculiar request and the two swapped pants in a truck, according to Santos.

"He told him 'go cross that stage,'" Santos said, adding that her brother wasn't able to get either of their names. "If this very kind gentleman had not done this, my brother would have missed graduation."

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Santos said she understands school policy and is not upset with the administration, but jeans were her brother's only option. 

"Not everyone can afford nice clothes," she said. "This is all my brother had to wear. My dad is on a fixed income."

Santos considers the family a blessing and wants to show her own family's gratitude by treating them to dinner. 

"We live in a beautiful city where people are always helping one another, I plan on paying this forward," she added. "I'm forever thankful to the family, had it not been for them my brother would have lost out on his special day."

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