Teachers don’t get paid a lot of money and even struggle to make ends meet at times, and many of them only continue teaching because of the joy of seeing their kids succeed and become good people. Every smile, every thank you, and every learning obstacle surmounted is sometimes a proof that the best things in life are free.
A teacher that goes by the name Rachel Uretsky-Pratt from a Washington State elementary school is sharing a heartwarming story which took place somewhere around Christmas.
As she explained in her Facebook post, most of the students at the school are coming from families which don’t have large incomes and 100% of them are on free/reduced lunch. So, when she gives them tiny, usually hand-made gifts for Christmas, she doesn’t expect anything in return.
One of her students, who wanted to give her teacher a present badly but had no money to afford anything, came up with a lovely idea and melted Rachel’s heart. As we all know, the Marshmallows in Lucky Charms are favorite to every child, and this girl decided to keep all of them for her teacher as a Christmas gift.
“Rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag—for me,” Rachel wrote.
The carefully picked and wrapped Marshmallows meant the world to this teacher. It was all the girl had and she decided to give it to Rachel, and she knew that gestures like these are worth all the effort put inside the classroom.
“Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts,” Rachel concluded.