Photo via Twitter, @mainey_maine
Teachers wear many hats. From mentor, friend, tutor, parent figure and more, educators often times take on roles that go beyond teaching their prepared lesson plans. For Atlanta elementary student Markus, his 5th grade teacher took on a lot of these roles throughout the school year, so much so, that he decided to write his teacher a letter to express his appreciation. Mr. J. (as referred to in the letter) shared Markus' sweet message on social media with the caption: "So I walked in the classroom and found this letter on the desk that one of my kids wrote me and... I tried so hard not tear up."
Here's what Markus wrote:
"To Mr. J
Thank you for being a awesome teacher and for being amazing! This school year was so fun and I enjoyed it because of you. I wish more teachers was like you. I will never forget you. I look at you like my dad. I never met my real dad but it's okay because you treat me like I'm your son. You make me so happy. Always feeding me when I am hungry and hug me when I am sad. I will never forget you Mr. J. I love you and I will never forget about you!
So I walked in the classroom and found this letter on the desk that one of my kids wrote me and... I tried so hard not tear up pic.twitter.com/QTbQ6kZ2bH— . (@mainey_maine) April 24, 2017
The letter has gone on to touch the hearts of many as it has collected over 130,000 retweets and almost a half million likes so far. Needless to say, the impact of a teacher can be life-changing. Keep inspiring, Mr. J!