A sixth-grader in Alabama has offered to help his teacher pay for her father-in-law’s funeral.
Price Lawrence recently lost his father and students could tell he was not his usual self at school earlier this week.
When they asked what was wrong, he shared the sad news.
Lawrence wrote on Facebook that as students left class that day, one girl put something in his hand.
“This is for your wife. I know it was real expensive when my daddy died and I don’t really want ice cream today anyways,” the girl said.
Lawrence shared a picture of what the girl had given him.
It was three quarters and a note that said, “Ms. La[w]rence, I’m sorry.”
Lawrence said he was touched by the gesture and wanted to share with a wider audience.
“I wish the world would pay more attention to children. We could learn a lot from them,” he said.
The Facebook post has been shared more than 220,000 times with tens of thousands of people commenting, as of Feb. 22.
“Got a bit teary eyed, but apparently the teacher and parent have raised this little girl with empathy n sympathy,” said one user.
“Very precious. Hope children continue to grow up with these values,” added another.
“This just made me cry. What a sweet child. God bless her,” said another.