“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 (off) 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.”
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Uretsky-Pratt told the publication the act spoke to how kind her students are.
“All my kiddos are super sweet and giving. Kids are naturally kind and loving. The world kind of hardens us sometimes,” she said.
USA Today reported that, since the post has been shared more than 118,000 times, Uretsky-Pratt said she's gotten similar stories from other teachers.
"Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you," Uretsky-Pratt said at the end of her post. "It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their heart."