Trans Teen's Classmates Surprise Him With Cash To Change Name

Teens Surprise Trans Classmate With Money To Legally Change His Name

February 11, 2020 Updated August 6, 2020


Trans teen’s friends surprise him with money to legally change his name on 18th birthday

A bunch of hero students at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Texas just surprised their transgender pal on his birthday by giving him enough money to legally change his name after his transition. Legally changing your name in Texas involves petitioning the court, going to a hearing (if granted), and paying a $350 filing fee and whatever miscellaneous fees are tacked on to change driver’s licenses and etc. That’s a lot of money and legal loopholes for an 18-year-old kid. So when 18-year-old Andrew showed up to school on his birthday, his lovely friends took it upon themselves to get the cash he needed to pursue a legal name change.

Andrew shared the video on his TikTok, which has since gone viral elsewhere, showing him walking into a class where a group of friends waited to yell “Surprise.” At first, Andrew just thought it was a surprise party and he, us, and everyone on Twitter got emotional just watching a bunch of nice kids celebrating someone’s birthday. Then, it was game over for everyone’s tear ducts when Andrew’s friend pulled out the big guns and presented him with the legal fund.

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“Since you’re a legal adult, we raised enough money for you to change your name,” Andrew’s friend says as she gives him an envelope of money alongside a certificate. Andrew then drops to the floor, sobbing.