Heartwarming moment a first grade teacher ensures her special needs student, who cannot walk unaided, dances with his classmates by strapping him to her body
- A Mexican first grade teacher added an important lesson about inclusion during a recent cultural festival
- Melissa, as the educator has been identified on social media, made sure her student was able to participate in a rendition of a folk dance
- The teacher strapped the boy’s legs to her own and tied the child’s upper body to her waist so they could dance away
- The video has been shared on social media and viewed 38 million times
A first grade teacher in Mexico taught an important lesson about inclusion as she strapped a special needs student, who has difficulty walking, to her body so he could join in with a dance.
The teacher, identified on social media as Melissa, wanted to ensure her student did not miss out on taking part in a folk dance at Gabriela Mistral Federal Elementary school in the pacific state of Sinaloa last Friday.
A heartwarming video of the teacher and student performing alongside other classmates in the city of Tlaxcala quickly went viral with 38 million people watching it.
Melissa (right), a first grade teacher at an elementary school in Mexico, made sure a special needs students (front right) was able to participate during a recent school festival
Melissa fastened each of the young boy’s legs to her own and fixed his upper body to her waist.
From there on it was a fiesta as the duo danced away during one of the school’s main cultural events and showed that he could easily keep up with his classmates.
An elementary school teacher name Melissa is pictured with a special needs first grade student attached to her body
A heartwarming image of a Mexican teacher named Melissa, who wanted to show everyone at her school that her special needs student was just as capable as the rest of his classmates