On May 15, 2018, substitute music teacher Bruno Rafael Paiva walked into a classroom at the Balbina Viana Arrais, a state school in Brejo Santo, Brazil, only to receive a heartwarming surprise from his lovely students.
Acabei de chegar em Brasília 🙂🙏🏻💙Já já embarcando pra nossa Garota de Ipanema, a cidade maravilhosa que tanto sonhei…
Paiva was substituting for one teacher who had fallen ill for the past two months, but he didn’t receive any salary due to bureaucracy in Brazil—his name had yet to be added to the payroll.
“I saw everything going black,” Paiva wrote on Facebook. “I sank into the depression worried and lost without knowing how to pay the bills and help my family.”
As a result, Paiva was forced to live and sleep rough at the school. Unbeknownst to Paiva, his students learned about his dire financial situation and decided to do something.
The students were visibly excited when Paiva entered the classroom. They got him to play a game of “Quente ou frio” (“Hot or cold”).
Paiva then walked around the classroom reading each note pasted on the students’ desks. He had no idea they had something up their sleeve.
Finally, the surprise was revealed when Paiva opened the small box placed on his desk. Inside the box was $400 Brazilian dollars (approx. US$97.38)—almost two-thirds of his monthly salary!
Two of his students, Aylon and Gennifer, pooled the money by asking each person in class to donate $10 (approx. US$2.43)
Queridos ??Sim…muito e mais do que pensam 🙂 #Visita #Escola #Yedda_Frota#Educação_Musical_Infantil
Moved by the students’ gesture, Paiva choked back his tears. What happened next was even sweeter.
The students ran to Paiva to give him a group hug! One by one, they crowded around their beloved teacher to embrace him in unity.
This touching moment was caught on camera and shared on Facebook by Paiva.
“I felt protected by the students I love,” Paiva told StoryTrender. “I was paralyzed; in disbelief it was happening; I was trembling with emotion and crying a lot—it was a shower of strong feelings.”
Apresentação do Coral dos primeiros anos no dia das Mães da EEEP Balbina Viana Arrais 😁😍💙❤️🎵🎶🎤Não pude estar perto da…
“This day changed my life,” he added.
The students gave Paiva “the belief [he] needed to continue [his] work” and made him “believe in the education of the country, believe in the love of others, in the compassion of putting oneself in the place of others.”
Kudos to these awesome teenagers for showing their teacher the love and respect, which he truly deserved.
Watch the video below:
Não sou de postar emoções pessoais. Mas essa foi muito forte e decidi dividir com amigos. Hoje quando entrei na sala do 1° #Edificações, a sala que mais dou aula e a mais danada kkkk, tive uma surpresa que realmente não estava preparado. Vai fazer dois meses e meio que dou aula e ainda não recebi nem mesmo o primeiro salário. Vida de professor não é fácil. O estado faz você trabalhar muito pra receber tudo de uma vez e você precisa segurar as pontas sozinho. Esse mês quando vi que não ia receber depois de um mês e meio de trabalho, vi tudo ficar preto, afundei na depressão preocupado e perdido sem saber como ia pagar as contas e ajudar minha família que está de mudança e com muitas das barreiras da vida. Esses alunos ficaram sabendo da minha situação financeira, minha dificuldade pra continuar na escola e por estar até dormindo em local emprestado já que não sou da cidade de Brejo santo, e sem me contar nada, correram atrás de comprar uma cesta da cacau show, fazer uma Rifa, correr que nem doidos pra poder vender todas na escola e arrecadar 400 reais para me ajudar. Tenho muitas salas que amei de coração ser professor, mas nunca nenhuma sala demonstrou tamanho amor, ajuda e carinho por meu trabalho de professor como o 1° #Edificações fez hoje. São alunos como eles, que me fazem ainda acreditar na Educação do país, acreditar no amor ao próximo, na compaixão de se colocar no lugar do próximo, e acreditar principalmente, no respeito e amor do aluno para com o #Professor de sua escola. MUITO OBRIGADO 1° EDIFICAÇÕES!!!VOCÊS SÃO O FUTURO QUE EU QUERO SEMPRE ACREDITAR 😁🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️PS: Se pudesse compartilhava esse vídeo pra todo Brasil ver que existem sim muitos alunos que respeitam, amam e são gratos ao professor que tem na sua escola. Quem quiser pode compartilhar ^ ^PS 2: Desculpem a cara de chorão parecendo uma criança de 8 anos. kkkkkkkkkMy Campaign to help mehttps://www.gofundme.com/helping-teacher-bruno-and-studentsMy oficial page/ Minha página oficial https://www.facebook.com/Professor-Bruno-Paiva-181407899190616/In English I am not to post personal emotions. But this one was very strong and I decided to share it with friends.Today when I entered the room of the 1st # Edification, the room I teach the most and the most damn kkkk, I had a surprise that really was not prepared.It will take me two and a half months to teach and I have not even received my first salary. Teacher life is not easy. The state makes you work hard to get everything at once and you have to hold the ends alone. This month when I saw that I was not going to receive after a month and a half of work, I saw everything going black, I sank into the depression worried and lost without knowing how to pay the bills and help my family that is changing and with many of the barriers of life . These students learned about my financial situation, my difficulty to continue in school and to be sleeping on the premises because I'm not from the city of Brejo santo, and without telling me anything, they ran after buying a basket of cocoa show, do a raffle, running like crazy to be able to sell all in school and raise 400R$ reais to help me.I have many rooms that I have loved in my heart to be a teacher, but no room has ever shown such love, help and affection for my teacher's work as the # #Edification did today. They are students like me, who still make me believe in the education of the country, believe in the love of others, in the compassion of putting oneself in the place of others, and believe mainly in the respect and love of the student towards the #Professor of his school.THANK YOU 1 ° BUILDINGS !!!YOU ARE THE FUTURE I ALWAYS BELIEVE 😁🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️PS: If you could share this video for all Brazil, there are many students who respect, love and are grateful to the teacher they have in their school. Anyone can share it ^ ^PS 2: Sorry for the crying face looking like an 8 year old. kkkkkkkkk
由 Bruno Rafael Paiva 发布于 2018年5月15日周二
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