New Delhi, Feb 5 : A heartwarming video of a group of students who gifted their teacher a new pair of shoes after his were stolen advanced the Happy Teacher's Day feeling in February among the Twitterati.
It is the priceless reaction of the teacher caught on camera that is winning hearts.
The video was shared by Emma Mitchell (one of the students). "My favorite teacher Mr. Payne got his shoes stolen, so me and a few classmates put together our money and bought him a brand new pair! #bps #bekind @RippeJeff" A student can be heard prompting Payne to open a card before opening the gift bag. "You're all making me nervous," Payne says.
After reading the students' card, Payne shakes his head in disbelief and reluctantly pulls a shoebox out of the gift bag.
With a quick glance at the huddle in front of him, Payne asks, "Are you serious?" His students respond without hesitation, a collective "YES." As Payne opens the box, he breaks down and his gesture wins the hearts of netizens.
A student in the background can be heard saying, "You're going to make me cry," as Payne starts to cover his eyes. To wrap up the surprise, the students all come in for a group hug to console Payne.
As the video went viral, the social media was flooded with reactions.
A user wrote: "Wonderful to see there are still teachers that kids love this much. Heartwarming that you kids probably gave up allowances and spending money to do this. Very very kind." Another wrote, "Thanks for being awesome young people you bring hope for our future!!! Enjoy the hoops." "This is just plain awesome. An amazing gesture and act of kindness from these students!" read one post.
"My faith in humanity restored. Bless your beautiful souls. Those who helped raise you should be applauded" another remarked.