Indiana Teacher made a third-grader cry, then His Mom—and ME TOO!

We all have ridiculous and meaningful memories as a child, but if you don’t then no worries—because you’re about to get a wonderful one.

Part of growing up and maturing revolves around the school. And wherever you are enrolled in the country, it’s all the same: exams are hard (or if you’re a genius, exams are unnecessary).

Well, both are correct.

Meet Rylan, a young boy who seems not too concerned with anything serious at school.


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He’s just an ordinary kid. He plays games, enjoys cartoons, and loves to have fun.

But when he read his teacher’s letter to him and all his classmates—it made him grow up a little bit—and he poured out tears of appreciation.


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The letter:


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According to Rylan’s mom:

Rylan got in the car today and told me he was embarrassed because he cried at school. I asked him what upset him, and he told me he cried because he was happy about a letter his teacher gave his class before they take ISTEP.

Needless to say, when I read it, I cried too. We need not just more teachers like her, but also more people like her in this world.


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These tests do not define you. There are many ways of being smart. YOU are smart! YOU are enough! You are the light that brightens my day and the reason I am happy to come to work each day.

So, in the midst of all these tests, remember that there is no way to “test” all of the amazing and awesome things that make you, YOU.


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Almost all, if not, everyone put so much at stake with their testing results that they unconsciously forget about the things that cannot be quantified.

Aside from the observable intellectual worth, we also have compassion, leadership, and heart—that basically constitutes everything we will ever need to live a full and meaningful life.

Here’s Rylan’s and his mom’s reaction reading the letter from one of the most awesomest teachers in the world today.


Looking at a kid’s genuine and gratitude for someone is something we don’t see every day. This just proves to show that any act of kindness, no matter how big or small–can go a long way.

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