A 6-year-old girl made an unexpected decision that turned things around for one of her classmates, and her kindergarten teacher was pleasantly surprised.
Last May, Mrs. Petree wrote about a student who left her astonished by her act of compassion towards a little boy. She told Peyton’s parents she was blown away by:
“The most heartwarming act of kindness.”
Peyton’s big sister shared the message on Twitter, and people praised the little girl for changing someone’s life at such a young age.
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
Peyton is only 6 but believe me when I say she is going to change the world one day.
And yes, I did cry. pic.twitter.com/1NltpIS6p4
— KATT (@_Kattaway) May 4, 2018
When Mrs. Petree rewarded the 6-year-old for her improvement in class, she was given the choice to sit with any friend at lunch. But instead of choosing a close buddy, Peyton chose to sit with a boy who never gets picked for anything.
A note, written on watermelon stationery, explained to Peyton’s parents why she was so proud of their daughter. It reads:
I thought for sure I knew who she would pick, but she surprised me when she smiled and picked a little boy who never gets picked for anything. It made his day!
Since that day other children started to pick him for things and he is a completely different child because of it.
All because of your daughter.
Mrs. Petree thanked the little girl’s parents for teaching her kindness at home.
— KATT (@_Kattaway) May 5, 2018
Kids learn to be kind by how they see kindness at home.
Peyton’s sister was so moved by the 6-year-old’s actions, she also cried reading the note—and so did many others on Twitter.
oh my god i am hoping my chlidren do something like this. this is so beautiful pic.twitter.com/QLGaVJNgxe
— ゛ (@peachnamseok) May 6, 2018
That is so pure. Omg. pic.twitter.com/V9eEjVXHIt
— Shalyssa (@pettyywhite) May 6, 2018
Mrs. Petree said the heartfelt moment reminded her of why she loves teaching kindergarten.