Until they saw the handwritten message, they had no idea their 9-year-old had brought money to school for his teacher.
Although teaching is undoubtedly one of the most difficult careers available, it does come with a plethora of advantages. On the other hand, a large wage isn’t one of them.
There is a lot of work to be done every day.
Teachers pour their hearts and souls into the classroom every day, teaching youngsters of varied abilities and knowledge while also acting as disciplinarians.
They get frustrated some days, but then they see a lightbulb go off or kids assisting others, and they remember why they chose to be a teacher.
Some students are hungry when they arrive at school. Some people arrive with broken hearts. Some people are subjected to abuse and neglect.
Teachers are no longer just teachers. They’re sometimes the only constant in a child’s existence.
Mrs. Chambers, Parker Williams’ third-grade teacher, is a favorite of nine-year-old Parker Williams. Gorrie Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, is where the tow-headed little child attends.
As a result, when Parker received money for his birthday, he decided not to spend it. This kid isn’t getting any new toys or games.
Instead, the thoughtful and sensitive student decided to repay the kindness shown to him by his teacher, Mary Hall Chambers, so far this school year.
He increased her pay.
WFLA News quoted Parker as saying:
“Well, I believe she’s a nice instructor who has her style of instruction and spends time with everyone.” More people should be friendly, in my opinion. It’s just a better option than being cruel.”
Mrs. Chambers was taken aback when Parker arrived at school with a thank you card for being his role model and his $15 birthday money.
“Dear Mrs. Chambers: I’d like to express my heartfelt condolences. Will you take this present because I believe teachers are underpaid for their work?”
Parker’s mother is an artist. Jennifer is well aware of her son’s sweetness, but she was taken aback by his generous act of kindness to his instructor. He had no notion what he was up to, and she had no idea what he was up to.
“My eyes welled up with tears as my first reaction.”
Parker’s act of kindness moved Mrs. Chambers. But she returned his $15 graciously and tenderly, explaining that she couldn’t keep it.
“I’m afraid I won’t be able to accept this, but I appreciate the gesture, Parker.” I teach because of students like you.”
She expressed surprise at what her student had accomplished.
“He simply handed it to me and walked back to his desk, and he was completely unconcerned.”
Even though his raise for Mrs. Chambers was returned, Parker’s sentiments were not harmed. In reality, his heart was warmed by the nice words she returned.
“It gave me a wonderful and good feeling.”
Parker’s father, Darrell Williams, posted a photo of his son’s note on Facebook, where fans gushed over the boy’s sweetness.
“I just got worked up over it, so I gave it to my wife and said, ‘Look at this,’ and she did the same.” At that point, we had a terrific parenting moment.”
Sarah Nail Weaver remarked on how cute this was.
“Oh my gosh, that is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen.” Parker, I adore you!”
Hans Jensen praised Darrell and Jennifer for raising a child who immediately became famous for his talent.
“Wonderful parents raise thoughtful, compassionate children!” You two are doing a fantastic job!”
Frank Javi Martinez held up Parker as a great model for others to follow.
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True, having more folks like Parker on this earth would make it a better place. Wasn’t that such a thoughtful gesture?
To see an interview with the beautiful boy, play the video below!