A little boy whose family bought a child in need a brand-new bike made his teacher cry.
The boy¡¯s teacher,?Cynthia Valleau, of Hurricane Middle School in West Virginia, posted a photo of the pink bike to Reddit Thursday, explaining that the gift was part of a yearly effort by the church and city to help local families who struggle financially.
¡°I teach 8th grade,¡± she wrote on the post. ¡°This week, my homeroom took an angel off the ¡®giving tree¡¯ ¡ª a little girl. All she asked for was a bike & clothes. My kids all agreed to bring in $2 each & we¡¯d buy her clothes bc we couldn¡¯t afford to get the bike. Then today, very quietly one of them came to my room with this.¡±
Comments flooded the page: ¡°From a teacher to another teacher, that¡¯s awesome. Your student has a heart of gold¡± and ¡°I cried a little reading this lol I would be a mess in person!¡±
¡°Each year, our classroom puts up a Christmas tree with pink and blue angels,¡± Valleau tells Yahoo Lifestyle. ¡°Each angel represents a child in need, and we fulfill the wishes of whoever we choose.¡±
¡°We started the tradition five years ago, and students bring in loose change, diapers, onesies, or toys,¡± she says. ¡°This year, the little girl we picked ¡ª who is anonymous ¡ª asked for clothes, a bike, and a Cabbage Patch Kid.¡±
On Thursday afternoon,?Valleau was stunned when one of her young male students wheeled in a brand-new BCA bike retailing for $85, with a gift receipt attached.?¡°When I saw the bike, I cried for a solid 30 minutes,¡± she says.
Due to the generous donation, the class will now attempt to fulfill the girl¡¯s entire list. Says Valleau, ¡°I¡¯m looking into that Cabbage Patch Kid.¡±