Sixth-Grader Offers Ice Cream Money to Help Teacher Pay for His Father-in-Law’s Funeral


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama sixth-grader who lost her own father offered to give what money she had to her teacher after finding out his father-in-law had died, according to WHNT.

Price Lawrence, a teacher at Highlands Elementary in Huntsville shared a post on Facebook Tuesday showing his student’s kindness. The first-year teacher wrote that his students could tell he was a little off that morning, and when they asked why, he explained that his father-in-law had passed away over the weekend. He said he worried for his wife’s wellbeing and the students offered their condolences.

As the students were leaving his class to go to their next period, while he was giving hugs and high-fives, one girl put something in his hand and said, “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 photo shows that the student had given him three quarters, money she had planned to spend on ice cream, and a note that read: “Ms. La[w]rence, I’m sorry.”

Lawrence said her kind act moved him to share the special moment, which shows what the world can learn from children.

The post was shared more than 100,000 times in just one day.


  • Shut It Down

    Children, for the most part, are guileless. This is because they haven’t experienced life in all of its disappointments and triumphs. They are precious and they should be treated as such. But, there’s no reason to run to social media with this. It was meant to be between the child and her teacher and the decision to post this on social media diminished the innocence that the act clearly had.

    Teachers – all teachers – need to stay off of social media. There’s no reason to make every facet of one’s life THAT public.

  • 😟

    That is the sweetest thing. See, we adults can learn kindness and compassion from children. Gos bless her and Mr. And Mrs Lawrence.

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