Just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a reminder: There are thousands of good people out there doing kind deeds every day! This story a great example!
Rachel Borsgard was recently gearing up for her first year of teaching third-graders at Literacy First Charter School in southern California and was understandably nervous about starting her new job.
Not only is she new to teaching, but thanks to COVID-19, she’s also starting her role during a tumultuous time for teachers everywhere. Plus, most educators pay out of pocket for their classroom supplies, and with money tight, Rachel asked her friends and family for help by setting up a GoFundMe.
“I have a lot to do to prepare before school starts, including setting up my classroom and purchasing supplies,” she wrote. “Since it’s my first year of teaching, I don’t really have a whole lot of stuff for my classroom. I’ll need to buy my own decor, books, supplies, and some furniture. If you would be willing to donate to my classroom and students, I would be so grateful!”
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As it turns out, sometimes getting what we need is as easy as putting it out into the universe and asking for it!
About a week later, Rachel was searching all the Target stores in her area for the perfect classroom supplies. As she stood in line with an overflowing cart, a stranger approached her and asked if she was a teacher.
“I jokingly respond, ‘Yes, can you tell?’ She then says THAT SHE’LL PAY FOR ME,” Rachel wrote on Facebook. The young teacher immediately burst into tears and explained that her order was too expensive, but the stranger insisted!
“See? There are still beautiful things happening in this world,” the cashier told Rachel. Rachel wanted to hug the stranger, a local mom named Nikki, but out of safety concerns, they opted for a photo instead.
“I will literally think about her every single day as I look around my classroom at all the things she purchased for me and my students,” Rachel concluded. “Excuse me while I continue to sob.”
Now that’s a beautiful act of kindness! Thank you, Nikki, for generously helping this new teacher. Support like this clearly made Rachel’s difficult job a little easier to handle!
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