troubleshooting Question

Need help modifying my script

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I need to write a script that loops throught all the directories that contain $var in the path and get all the files with .txt extension and calculate the total size

for example if $var="sample" and directories below contain


test1.txt 1GB
test2.txt 1GB


sample2.txt 2Gb

then the script should add up file sizes in those directories and assing them to a variable

So far I came up with something like this:

du -g $dir | total_size=`awk '{c+=$1};END { print c }'`

which works great but only returns total file size for one specified directory. Can someone help fix my code so that it returns total size fo all directories containing a specific variable in the path?
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