Last month Logan Fontenelle Middle School teacher Trey Payne’s basketball shoes were stolen from his classroom, according to a Facebook post from Bellevue Public Schools.
Two students in Mr. Payne’s classroom, Emma Mitchell and Carlo Kemper, decided to repay him for all he’s done for them and collected money from their classmates to buy him a new pair of shoes after he had a pair stolen from his classroom.
One of those students, Emma Mitchell, posted a video capturing the moment on social media and it went viral – having been viewed more than 4.5 million times.
It’s a touching moment captured on video and a reminder that the lessons teachers give can go beyond that of the curriculum. “It’s more than a pair of shoes, it’s about doing things to build everyone up around you,” said Mr. Payne. “I try to show my kids this and I think the lesson has sunk in for many, in turn, reaffirming my purpose and my ideals.”
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Story and Image from CNN.