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Teacher posts photo of bag of Lucky Charms cereal she received as a Christmas present from student

‘This kiddo wanted to get me something to badly’: Teacher posts touching photo of a bag of Lucky Charms cereal she received as a Christmas present from student with ‘nothing to give’

  • Rachel Uretsky-Pratt teaches third grade at Amistad Elementary School in Kennewick, Washington
  • On the last day of class before two-week Christmas break, the teachers and students swap gifts
  • Uretsky-Pratt posted a photo of a bag of Lucky Charms marshmallows that she received from a student
  • Amistad Elementary is a school that provides students with free breakfast and lunch 
  • The student used the Lucky Charms he received for breakfast, put it in a bag used for utensils, and gave it to Uretsky-Pratt
  • ‘This kiddo wanted to get me something so badly, but had nothing to give,’ the teacher wrote
  • Uretsky-Pratt’s Facebook post went viral, generating more than 332,000 reactions and 112,000 shares 

A teacher in Washington State melted hearts on social media by posting a photo of a small bag of Lucky Charms cereal she received from a student with ‘nothing to give.’

Rachel Uretsky-Pratt, a third grade teacher at Amistad Elementary in Kennewick, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday that it was common for students and teachers to swap gifts before the Christmas-New Year’s break.

Most teachers give the students books or small treats, while students in return give teachers chocolates, handmade notes, and jewelry, according to Uretsky-Pratt.

‘[But] these Lucky Charm marshmallows stood out to me the most.

A teacher in Washington State melted hearts on social media by posting a photo of a small bag of Lucky Charms cereal she received from a student with ‘nothing to give’

Rachel Uretsky-Pratt, a third grade teacher at Amistad Elementary in Kennewick, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday that it was common for students and teachers to swap gifts before the Christmas-New Year¿s break

Rachel Uretsky-Pratt, a third grade teacher at Amistad Elementary in Kennewick, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday that it was common for students and teachers to swap gifts before the Christmas-New Year’s break

Since the post went viral, Uretsky-Pratt says she¿s been overwhelmed with similar stories of kindness from other teachers

Since the post went viral, Uretsky-Pratt says she’s been overwhelmed with similar stories of kindness from other teachers

‘You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch.

‘They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week.

‘This kiddo wanted to get me something so badly, but had nothing to give.

‘So rather than give me nothing, this 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.

‘Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you.

‘It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts.’

Uretsky-Pratt told USA Today that she told the child who gave her the Lucky Charms: ‘Thank you so much, sweetie.’

The Facebook post went viral. As of late Saturday, it has generated more than 332,000 reactions, 20,000 comments, and 112,000 shares.

Since the post went viral, Uretsky-Pratt says she’s been overwhelmed with similar stories of kindness from other teachers.

‘Don’t forget to be grateful outside the month of December,’ she told USA Today.

‘Listen to these kiddos; they’re kind.’

The commenters were moved by Uretsky-Pratt’s message.

‘Those are the best gifts, when they come from the heart,’ wrote Carla Riggs Fox.

Aaron Knolls wrote: ‘A child’s heart- uncorrupted, and kind. There is nothing more beautiful.’

‘This is sad and so touching at the same time,’ Krystal Kerns wrote. ‘Someone raised that baby right.’

Darlene Snyder Murphy wrote: ‘So precious. Only a sweet child would think of this selfless act of kindness. God bless the child & her sweet teacher.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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