Stories like this keep things in perspective. A third grade teacher in Washington stat shared a touching photo of a gift she received from a student who had nothing else to give.
Rachel Uretsky-Pratt shared the photo on Facebook. She pointed out that it is very common for the students and teachers at Amistad Elementary in Kennewick to exchange gifts leading Christmas. This year one of Rachel’s gifts stood out in a big way – a plastic bag of Lucky Charms marshmallows.
“You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch. They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week,” Uretsky-Pratt wrote on Facebook. “This kiddo wanted to get me something so badly, but had nothing to give.”
When the student could have easily given her nothing, instead the 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.”
Uretsky-Pratt said that the gift would put things in perspective for her. She ended her Facebook post with this:
Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts. Happy Holidays.
What an incredible moment this teacher shared with the world. It has over 50,000 shares!