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Students Who Cared For Hurt Teacher Get Surprise From New York Yankees.

Just one small act of kindness can have a snowball effect.

Lee Barber is a beloved teacher at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. After he fell down the stairs while caring for his daughter Kaiya, who has cerebral palsy, the dedicated math teacher wasn’t feeling great. But even a concussion and stitches couldn’t keep him from showing up for his students the very next day!


To thank him, the seniors got together and decided to do something nice for their hardworking mentor. They took up a collection and were quickly able to surprise him with family tickets to the New York Yankees’ season opener!

They captured the big reveal in a heartwarming video, which is how the Yankees found out about the wonderful act of kindness. That’s when Aaron Boone, their manager, appeared in a short TikTok video to invite Lee to another game – and batting practice beforehand!

“All right, you all get As,” the stunned teacher told his class. “I can’t teach anymore. You’ve learned what’s important in life.”


Best of all, the Yankees were just getting warmed up! First baseman Luke Voit appeared onscreen with a very special message for the students.

They were all invited to join their teacher at the game, and no one could believe their ears when Voit added, “I’m excited to see you guys. Let’s have some fun and bring the energy.”


These kids didn’t go into this looking for praise; they simply wanted to encourage their favorite teacher. Have fun at the game, everyone!

Check out the Yankees’ exciting message for Lee and his students in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.

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