A Florida student obsessed with the University of Tennessee Volunteers is making headlines this week and reminding us that there is still good in the world.
Laura Snyder, a fourth-grade teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, took to Facebook last week with a devastating story of just how mean some kids can be.
She didn’t know it at the time, but thanks to the internet, those bullies were not going to get the final word.
Snyder says one of her students was so excited about the school’s “College Colors Day” during spirit week because he is obsessed with the University of Tennessee Volunteers. The trouble was, he didn’t own any of the school’s apparel.
“We discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit,” Snyder wrote on Facebook. “He told me every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear.”
Snyder says the boy even went as far as drawing a “U.T.”, the university’s logo, on paper and pinning it to the front of his shirt.
“So when the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt. I was impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label.”
But it wasn’t long before some mean kids had to rain on this kid’s parade.
“Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED,” Snyder wrote on Facebook.
Hoping to cheer him up, Snyder said she planned on buying the student a University of Tennessee T-Shirt.
(Can we get an AMEN for the teachers who are constantly going above and beyond for their students??! We love you the most.)
In her post, she also asked if any of her Facebook friends had contacts with the school who could “make it a little extra special for him.”
9/6/19 – UT really outdid themselves🧡!! I was so excited to surprise my student today!! I’m not even sure I can put…