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My Grateful Student

This afternoon, my family decided to drop by at Evia city to walk leisurely after having lunch. I just loved the sunny weather with invigorating fresh air. A group of ladies sat next to our table while I and my family were having snacks .As soon as I finished my milk shake, I went inside the mall to buy my favorite cupcake at Baby Cakes. I was told by the cashier that she did not have loose change for my paper bill. I almost turned my bag upside down in search for coins. Little did I know that my goodies have been paid by my former student.

“ Miss, your goodies have been paid” , the cashier told me.


I felt someone patted my shoulder. When I turned, a girl in her mid twenties flashed a beautiful smile at me.

“ hey…” I said ; and I smiled back while trying to recall who this girl with a familiar face was.

“ hi , ma’am!”

I realized she was my former fifth grade pupil.

“Ma’am, when I was your pupil you used to share your packed sandwich to me whenever I did not have baon. Now , I am just returning your kindness to me”. She said.

Wow! I was not expecting that my little gesture would be something unforgettable to her.

We headed out of the mall and walked outside. I chanced upon a fancy accessory at the bazaar. I bought it for her as a memento.

In the picture were red velvet crinkles, salted caramel and cookies & cream cupcakes.

It was a great Saturday, indeed.

Image Credit » Photo is mine.

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maxeen wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:26 AM

That was a special moment ,special for both of you..

Mommyjen wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:39 AM

Yes indeed, maxene

Kungfu123 wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:43 AM

I am also a teacher. I will feel very pleased to have such a student. You must be a very kind teacher.

Mommyjen wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:47 AM

cool! hehehehe they say, teaching is a heart work. Kungfu123

nerdieeds wrote on February 21, 2015, 9:46 AM

I taught college students, I will to have pupil in the grade school

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 21, 2015, 9:48 AM

That is wonderful that she remembered what you did for her.

GemstonePink wrote on February 21, 2015, 12:21 PM

That was a lovely experience for you! Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions around. Your student was so sweet to treat you!

ViperGirl85 wrote on February 21, 2015, 11:24 PM

Awwe! That is so sweet, and definitely good karma for you always sharing with her! :D

Vitta wrote on February 22, 2015, 3:47 AM

this is the best part of being a teacher. we spread love and our former students keep coming into our lives over and over again.

FernandoSHA wrote on February 22, 2015, 3:53 AM

Good deeds really bear fruit at times we least expect it. There are two types of teachers students don't forget: one is the very good and kind one and the other is the very strict and mean one. I'm glad you belong to the first type, Ms. Jen, hehehe!

Mommyjen wrote on February 22, 2015, 4:06 AM

Yes! She is so sweet :) GemstonePink

arthurchappell wrote on February 22, 2015, 4:10 AM

A lovely moment for both yourself and your student - sounds like you are a great teacher for students to be so inspired by you and grateful to you years on from their education

cheri wrote on February 23, 2015, 5:46 AM

That is something money cannot buy. It feels good when students still remember us no matter how many years had passed.

shaggin83 wrote on February 23, 2015, 2:49 PM

Aww that is such a sweet story you have shared with us. You obviously made a very big impact on her for her to remember that and want to pay it forward by buying you your food. I hope that you two got to chat a little bit and catch up.

crowntower wrote on February 23, 2015, 9:49 PM

Wow! that is a teary eyed moment for me. very good teacher to her. On those days that maybe her mom has nothing to give her for school snacks... you are there to give her one to fill her stomach. Studying is not easy, you have a happy tummy so you can endure the dreadful subjects that you are learning to love. Lol! God bless yo all.

Coffee wrote on February 25, 2015, 3:47 AM

What a lovely story. It is great when we remember people so fondly isn't it?

Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:03 AM

yes wolfgirl569 it feels great!

Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:04 AM

oh you are college instructor. Is it easier to teach college students?

Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:04 AM

yes she is so sweet ViperGirl85

Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:07 AM

Right Vitta ! I could not agree more. Although I have not been teaching since 2007, it feels great that my students still recognize me. Sometimes, I go out with my pupils for coffee or movie. I love listening to their college adventures.

Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:10 AM

I was a strict teacher, i mean very strict hahaha. But outside the classroom, during breaktime, I hang out with my students in the school cafeteria. I wanted them to feel that they could treat me like a confindante