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Teacher Shares The Simple Gift One Of Her Students Gave Her And It's Heartbreaking

Christmas is an excellent reminder that being able to give a gift is a gift in itself. It takes some time to come to that realization because it sure is great to find an XBox under the tree, but it's true. Giving your loved ones a smile is the best feeling ever.

But we sometimes need a nudge in that direction, don't we? And when it comes to that, kids can occasionally lead the way and provide the lessons adults should pay attention to. Just check out what this one kid did for their teacher.

It's not uncommon for teachers to hand out some gifts to students before the Christmas break, but of course nothing is expected in return.

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Nevertheless, many students and their parents will remember teachers with a little gift as well. But not all families can afford to do so, as much as they would like to. Well, one teacher, Rachel Uretsky-Pratt, shared a gift she received from one of her pupils on Facebook "To help put your life into perspective," she wrote.

"With it being the day before break and Christmas right around the corner, most teachers bring their kiddos something such as books or little treats and occasionally in return receive something from their students."

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"Today I received some chocolates, sweet handmade notes, some jewelry, but these Lucky Charm marshmallows stood out to me the most.

"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 my 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 of 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."

The best parts of her cereal went to her teacher! So very sweet.

"Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you," she concluded. "It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts."

Her post certainly found an audience. In a matter of days, it received more than 335,000 reactions, 123,000 shares, and 22,000 comments.

Largely of the "This is so sweet" variety. But some folks shared similar stories of generosity from unlikely places. Another teacher wrote about a getting a handful of weeds from a student because "he heard me say I would love some purple flowers for my birthday."

And another wrote of receiving a beanbag doggy from a student one year.

"It looked like it had probably been his for a couple years because it was worn but it was just so sweet cuz I knew he didn't have anything to give."

And if that doesn't bring a little tear to your eye, I don't know what will.

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