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.

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!

She continued:

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.

She wrote:

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.

Mrs. Petree said the heartfelt moment reminded her of why she loves teaching kindergarten.

About the author

Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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3 Replies to “Big Sister Cries After Learning Younger Sibling Single-Handedly Changed How Her Class Treated a Classmate”

  • Alexa Mullings 2 years ago

    Those are my girls! This momma is so lucky and proud of them both.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      You are one of the BEST moms I know! You are amazing and you teach from the heart and it shows! Keep being the awesome woman I always knew you were.

  • Kathleen Golden 2 years ago

    What a beautiful little girl!!I know from personal experience how that little boy felt.I have a son with special needs and we feared how he would be treated.All the kids were so awesome he blossomed.Thank you to her wonderful family for showing her how to love!!!??

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