Rachel Uretsky-Pratt State Elementary School teacher, Washington, received many small gifts from her students on the last day of class before the winter break: chocolates, jewelry and notes included. Most of all she remembers the little bag of Lucky Charms Marshmallows.
In a Wednesday Facebook post that has been dividing for tens of thousands, Uretsky-Pratt said the simple gift is a reminder to give and be thankful year-round.
"This Kiddo wanted my thing so much, but had nothing to give," wrote Uretsky-Pratt, a 24-year-old teacher in Kennewick, Washington.
Uretsky-Pratt told US TODAY on Friday that the young student had given up "the best part of her breakfast" while giving the gift.
She knows that all the kids in her school receive free or reduced lunches – and breakfast, she wrote on social media.
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The child apparently searched the cereal, pulled out the colorful treats, and put them in the plastic wrapper. Their utensils came in.
Uretsky-Pratt said that when the children delivered their presents, they accepted the marshmallows sack very much like everyone else – "Thank you, sweetheart."
But the simple victim of the child She was not lost: "No one likes lucky charms without the marshmallows," Uretsky-Pratt reflected.
As the post gained wide-ranging attention, Uretsky-Pratt says she has been overwhelmed by friendliness and similar stories from other teachers. She hopes the photo will have a positive effect on those who see it: "Do not forget to be grateful outside the month … Listen to these kids, they're nice."
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