Have ya’ll heard about this yet? Well if you haven’t let me be the first to spill the tea for you. A teacher’s photo recently went viral on social media. Happens all the time, right?
Well this time it was a picture of one of her students. The young girl came to school with tangled hair and lint balls and being thy child’s keeper she decided that she would comb the child’s hair and take a few photographs for good measure. She then took her good deed a step further and posted what she did on Facebook with the following message:
“So one of my students came to school today with her hair full of knots, lint, and ridiculously tangled. It looked like it hadn’t been touched the entire holiday break…so my classroom became a salon. The photo on the left is before, and the right after. It just broke my heart so badly that I refused to let her leave school today the same way she came. When I finished she looked at herself and said “aww so pretty” … the beauty is that she is normally non-verbal. So now I’m crying lol. My day has been made!”
There is a lot of attention being given to this story, some people are chastising the teacher for touching the child’s hair at all and others are pissed off that she put the picture on social media, while others think what she did was great. We will undoubtedly hear your opinion, but first here are a few of the comments from social media:
From another teacher:
“I currently teach elementary school in the NYC public school system. In my 11 years of teaching, I had to be doctor, nurse, financier/atm machine, therapist, tailor, laundress (yes, I have had to wash some of my students’ clothes in my apt because their parents would send them to school with hoodies/jackets that haven’t been washed in ages!), and hair stylist. Trust, my kids would pass their exams with flying colors too. I don’t play games with my students’ academics.
“The point is when you care and love your students, teachers don’t hesitate to go the extra 5 miles for their students. That’s exactly what this teacher is doing.”
From a parent:
“That’s a very passive aggressive way of telling her parents that they’re sh*%y parents.”
From other commentators:
“If you’re sending your child to school with messed up hair then don’t get mad if the teacher fixes it. Appearance and dress codes exist for a reason!”
“She shouldn’t have shared her good deed. She wanted a pat on the back, which turned a good thing into something tainted with hidden motives. Facebook f*cks people all up.”
As you can imagine, the comments were all over the place, here is my opinion, I think what the teacher did was awesome.