It is no secret that teachers have bigger hearts than the average human. And that’s because they love all the children that enter their classroom over the years.
Teachers shape minds and touch hearts; they care about all their students regardless of their skin color, socio-economic status or background. They’re just made to do it and they will never stop.
Although all teachers love their students, there are some who would go above and beyond in order to make sure their children are happy.
Like what a teacher from Indiana did a few weeks ago.
Renee Dixson works at Lynhurst Baptist Church in Indiana. In fact, she’s the preschool director of the school. Every year her students mean a lot to her, but this year things are quite different.
As the holidays are approaching, she started thinking about Christmas presents and whether her students would get any this year.
2020 has been a tough year so far, and Dixson knew that, besides the health concerns her students’ families had, they also have financial problems due to the pandemic.
The doting teacher was concerned about whether her students would get any Christmas presents this year, since their parents would use any extra money to buy the essentials. Apparently, presents were not included in those essentials.
So, Dixson decided to do something about it.
“I know how it feels to be down as a child because your parents have nothing. These children, whose world has now been turned upside down, are not to blame,” Dixson told reporters.
It seems that Dixson knew from first-hand experience what it feels like to struggle to make ends meet, so she had an idea. She would be Santa Claus for her students this year. After all, no child deserves to find nothing under the Christmas tree.
But, since teachers make little money, she thought it would be a good idea to get a second job in order to earn enough money to buy presents for all her students.
So, Dixson became an Uber driver. According to Dixson herself, she will be working up until Christmas Eve if that’s what it takes to save the necessary amount of money.
Thankfully, Dixson was not alone in this struggle. Lots of community members decided to donate to the cause and help those children have a very merry Christmas.
During her countless trips to Target, the preschool teacher realized she was not alone- there were several people shopping for her kids, too.
Also, returning to work, she had dozens of presents waiting for her in her office. She was really touched by the kind gesture of the community.
Dixson says people often tell her she has a big heart, but that it isn’t true. “I just love children,” she says.
It is so heart-warming to see teachers going above and beyond for their students, and it is really touching that the whole community teamed up to make sure no child would be missing a present this Christmas.
After all, this is the true essence of Christmas: love, compassion, and sharing.
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