Summer flew by and now, “Back to School” sales are all anyone can talk about! But before the rush of shopping and trying to figure out the carpool schedule starts, teachers are out gathering the supplies they need to prepare for the first day too.
Sabrina Drude, a middle school teacher at Francis Scobee Middle School in San Antonio, Texas was busy getting ready for her students’ first day back. She gathered pencils, pens, markers, notebooks, bins–all the usual supplies–but never expected what happened next!
As she was standing in line a man behind her asked why she was buying so many supplies.
“I explained that I was a teacher who teaches in a low socio-economic area, and would rather have my students focus on learning than worry about their supplies,” Drude says.
Which is when the man behind her, Lester Brown, then offered to buy her supplies for her.
“I told him it was unnecessary and started to cry,” says Drude. “He said that teachers do too much and don’t receive recognition.”
While Brown wouldn’t initially give his full name, Drude took to social media to find and thank him for his kindness.
“It’s important that people who are trusted to empower kids are loved and appreciated for their effort,” says Brown, a pastor and father of five. “Some of the greatest lessons I have learned that are central to my life came from outstanding teachers and coaches.”
Dude and Brown hope this special moment brings to light how important teachers are in the lives of kids.
“I challenge you, whatever it is you can afford, to volunteer at a school, help a family,” says Brown.
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