Greensboro, NC -- A lot of graduates across the Piedmont Triad have some quirky and funny graduation stories.
On Monday, May 14, 2012, WFMY News 2 shed light through the eyes of a Greensboro teenager who never gave up.
After his story aired, a viewer living across the country in Austin, Texas flew 1,200 miles to visit Greensboro for the first time to meet him.
Catherine and Frank Pfeiffer greeted 18-year-old Don Sutton with a hug outside of the Target store on Wendover Saturday morning.
Smith High School Senior Don Sutton, said he grew up witnessing domestic violence in his home.
"The breaking point was on February 12th, when my mother's boyfriend tried to set their house on fire with him inside," said Sutton.
The next day Sutton says he moved into The Joseph House homeless shelter.
He then walked 10 miles to school. He was determined to graduate with his class.
"All I can do right now is work hard and eventually one day, everything that I wanted, everything that I said would come true, will come true," said Sutton.
"His story was so compelling to me and it really inspired me," said Catherine Pfeiffer.
Pfeiffer took Sutton shopping at Target. She bought him a comforter, linens. Afterwards, she bought him a computer from Best Buy to use during college.
He has already been accepted to the Art Institute in Charlotte.
Don Sutton graduates from Smith High School on June 9th.
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