Little student offers ice cream money to help teacher pay for father-in-law’s funeral
The student decided selflessly that she wanted to help her teacher when she found out why he was upset, moving him almost to tears with her generosity.
Price Lawrence, a grade six teacher at Highlands Elementary, in Huntsville, Alabama, went to school very distracted one morning in February 2018. His wife's father had passed away, and he was very worried about her in the aftermath.
When his students asked him what the matter was, he explained the heartbreaking loss in his family, and that his wife had been utterly devastated by the news.
The students shared their condolences with Lawrence, and they continued on with their work.
When he dismissed the students for the next period, he stood at the door and greeted them as they left the room. It was there that one young student pushed something into his hand.
He looked down, and realized he was holding three quarters in his hand, and a handwritten note. The note read: “Ms. La[w]rence, I’m sorry.”
Lawrence looked at her, and she explained: “This is for your wife. I know it was real expensive when my daddy died and I don’t really want ice cream today anyways.”
Lawrence was so incredibly touched by the student's wonderful gesture that he later took to Facebook to share a photo of the gift and the story behind it.
"I wish the world would pay more attention to children. We could learn a lot from them," he finished the post.
To date, the post has over 366,000 shares on it, 862,000 reactions, and over 42,000 comments.
Plenty who read the post were brought to tears by the sweet little girl, commenting that they hoped their own children would grow up to be as kind and compassionate towards others.