Jennifer Garner honored teachers worldwide with a heartwarming message on Instagram to commemorate Labor Day. The mother-of-three offered a prayer of hope ahead of the start of the school year.
Actress Jennifer Garner recently offered a message of hope and encouragement for teachers worldwide amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, Garner took to her Instagram to commemorate Labor Day with a lovely makeup-free selfie of herself by the beach. While the picture warmed hearts, it was the positive message attached to it that got fans talking.
Jennifer Garner at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images
In the accompanying caption, the mother-of-three touched on the subject of the school year but chose to be optimistic about it. Garner began the note by being thankful for the "gifts and lessons" of this summer before praying for teachers. She wrote:
"God bless teachers, faculty, and administrators as they guide us through this big question mark of a school year. Bless the parents trying to make it all work."
The "13 Going on 30" star didn't leave out the children as she praised them for "learning to make the best of things" amid the unusual school year. She concluded her note with a prayer of unity and asked that "our collective sense of humor" be preserved.
In August, she shared a video of her walking in her mother's shoes as she taught her daughter's fifth-grade class history lessons.
In no time, fans and celebrities took to her comment section to praise her for her uplifting words and natural beauty. Actress Jessica Capshaw wrote, "True grace and beauty in photo and words…"
It's no surprise that Garner, who is mom to Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, chose to dedicate her Labor Day's post to teachers. The actress is reportedly concerned about what the new school situation could be like as the holiday marks the divide between the end of summer and the start of the school year.
The 48-year-old, who has been vocal about teachers' treatments and the parent-teacher dynamic, also has a personal connection to the subject matter as her mother was an English teacher.
In August, she shared a video of her walking in her mother's shoes as she taught her daughter's fifth-grade class history lessons on fan etiquette in colonial times. The Golden Globe winner dressed in a hilarious vintage costume while giving the lecture over zoom.
Garner's hopeful message comes days before she opened up about her most challenging parenting moments during an appearance on "Raising Good Humans" with Dr. Aliza Pressman. In the episode, the actress got candid about the embarrassing parenting moments that come back to haunt her. In her words:
"Where I felt judged as a mom, and I felt embarrassed by my kids' behavior, and I was a horrible mom in those moments."
The women also discussed how to practice mindful breathing in a stressful situation and encouraged their listeners not to look down on how people interact with their kids. Garner started her career in Hollywood with minor roles on the television shows "Spin City" and "Law & Order."
However, her big break didn't come until in 2000 when she bagged the role of CIA agent Sydney Bristow in the hit show, "Alias." Her stellar performance established Garner as a bankable actor and earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress.
Since then, Garner has taken on other prominent roles, rising up the ladder in Hollywood. Some of her acting credits include "Daredevil," "Elektra," "The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," amongst others.