Student gives teacher ice cream money to help pay for the father-in-law’s funeral

Price Lawrence said that his 6th grade student gave him this note and ice cream money to help pay for his father-in-law’s funeral.

(Prince Lawrence)

An Alabama sixth-class said that he learned a valuable lesson about kindness with a special note from one of his students this week.

Price Lawrence, who teaches at Highlands Elementary in Huntsville, said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that his students could tell that he was not himself.

If you are asked why he was “a little off,” Lawrence told his disciples that his father-in-law died in the weekend and that he was worried about his wife.

“They all said that they were sorry and then we started our work,” he wrote.

When the students were leaving the classroom to go to their next period, Lawrence said a little girl stopped and something in his hand.

“They told me: ‘This is for your wife. I know it was real expensive, when my father died and I don’t really want ice cream today anyways, ” he wrote.

The girl gave him three quarters and a note that said, “Ms. La[w]circumference, I’m sorry.”

“I wish the world would pay more attention to children. We can learn a lot from them,” Lawrence concluded in his post, which is shared with more than 251,000 times.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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