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Third Grade Boy Gives His Birthday Money to His Teacher as a ‘Pay Raise'

Stephen Thompson
Jan 01, 2022
06:40 P.M.

In 2019, a little boy showed that the world still had compassionate people after he gave $15 received from his ninth birthday celebration to his teacher as a pay raise. Here's everything about the story.

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Parker Williams, a nine-year-old third grade Florida student, proved he had a selfless spirit after he gifted his birthday money to his teacher as a "pay raise," noting this decision came easy because his teacher had the most important job.

On his ninth birthday, the little boy received $15 and decided to give it out to someone who deserved to make more money. So, Parker thought of his teacher, and according to him, he knew she was the perfect fit for the money.

Little boy who gave his money to his teacher in appreciation. | Photo: youtube.com/WFLA News Channel 8   facebook.com/darrell.r.williams

Little boy who gave his money to his teacher in appreciation. | Photo: youtube.com/WFLA News Channel 8 facebook.com/darrell.r.williams

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In a statement, the third-grader explained that he did not think that teachers earned a lot of money, which prompted his decision to gift his teacher and share his ideas. So, he packaged the cash alongside a handwritten note and sent it to the woman.

The teacher revealed that she was surprised when she got the package. She said Parker handed the gift to her and walked back to his desk, remaining nonchalant about it. When the woman, Mrs. Chambers, opened the letter, she saw the $15 and a note that read:

"Dear Mrs. Chambers, I don't think that teachers get paid enogh for what they do, so will you exept this gift?"

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During an interview with Good Morning America, Mrs. Chambers mentioned that at first, she thought the money was for a field trip. But then, she looked at the note and was blown away.

The boy managed to keep his idea away from his parents, but it was only a matter of time before they found out. She told the outlet:

"When I looked at the note, I said, 'Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen."

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Although her student's compassion touched Mrs. Chambers, she politely returned the gift, stating her reason. The woman said:

"I can't accept this but appreciate the gesture, Parker. Students like you are the reason I teach."

Although the teacher could not accept the gift, Parker remained in high spirits, as Mrs. Chambers' words warmed his heart.

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Parker's parents, Darrell and Jennifer, found the note inside their son's backpack alongside the teacher's response. Jennifer said when she saw it, she got very emotional, and tears welled up in her eyes.

She relayed that her son's grandmother is a career counselor, which gave him an idea of what teachers earn. Overall, Jennifer was taken aback by her son's kind-heartedness, and seeing him live like that made her and Darrell proud.

Currently, Parker and his elder brothers started a club called Young Philanthropist Society, where they volunteer and help out in the community.

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