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Kid President Throws a Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher

-Well, hi, Kid President! There’s this really awesome
1st-grade teacher. Her name is Ms. Flexer, and she’s been teaching
for a really long time here at our school. She’s retiring this year, and it would be really nice
for her to know exactly the kind of impact
that she has had over her time here
at Cole Elementary School. -All right! Let’s do it! [ Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! ] -We’re here today because
Ms. Flexer has been teaching for 41 years and she’s retiring, so today we just want
to surprise her with a roomful
of her former students and let her know how much
we appreciate her. -You always talked about whose class
you were gonna get next year, and I got really excited that
I was gonna get her classroom. -She cares about your life — not only, like,
your school life, but she also cares about your,
like, personal life. -As you know, we’re here today
to honor Ms. Flexer, who you all know
as your 1st-grade teacher. She’ll be here in just a minute. [ All murmuring ] -Shh! -Good morning, everybody.
Everything good? I’m sorry. [ Cheers and applause ] -Come in. -Look at your
first-year student over here in the red shirt. -Oh, my — -She’s made such a — -Ohhh. -I love you. [ Laughter ]
-Oh, my God. I just was talking about you. Oh, my God! I keep looking at them, and — Oh, my God. I keep — I don’t — I — Y’all, I’m so embarrassed,
I don’t even — [ Laughter ] -Ms. Flexer,
everyone has either prepared something to say to you
or they’ve written you a letter. -Oh, my God. -I believe it was 1994
when I was in your class. You were always
my favorite teacher, and you also have
my little cousins here now. -You wrote the sweetest letters
in my report cards. You were definitely
one of the sweetest teachers I have ever had. -I remember in 1st grade,
you pushed me and my sister to do so well, and I think
that’s what makes you, like, the great teacher that you are. -[ Voice breaking ] And I
remember one particular — one particular day in school, for some reason, you asked me
to sing a song or something, and you got really excited,
and you were like, “Oh, my God. That’s so wonderful. Go next door
and sing it for them.” [ Laughter ] [ Crying ]
So, you had me walk around to, I think, two or three
different classrooms, singing this one song. But for the first time, I didn’t feel
like I was awkward. I felt like something I could do
was special. I really appreciate it.
Thank you so much. -Thank you. -I was a timid little blonde, and your love for me
gave me the confidence to grow into the woman
I am today. You hold such a special place
in my heart, and I will cherish the impact
you’ve had on my life forever. -Since I’ve been out
of your 1st-grade class, I got a scholarship to run track
at Middle Tennessee State. -You’re an amazing teacher,
and I graduated from MTSU and I’m starting
on my Master’s this fall, and I think because of you, it’s how I got this far
in my life, and I really thank you. -“I do wish
that I could be there personally to deliver this note
and give you a huge hug, but, alas,
the trials and tribulations of law-school final exams
come between us. What is important for me,
though, is that you were never
just a teacher — you were a friend. You are a friend, and you will
always be a great friend.” [ Cheers and applause ] -Okay. So, Ms. Flexer…
-Yes, ma’am? -…this medal
is presented to you on behalf of all the teachers
and all the students and, most importantly,
by Kid President. This is your Medal of Awesome. -Oh, thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] I was very, very surprised. I’m never at a loss for words, and, really, I was sort of
at a loss for words. – Watch “Kid President:
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100 thoughts on “Kid President Throws a Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher

  1. This makes me sad because today was the last day of school and my teacher is retiring and she was so amazing 🤧😭😭

  2. I'm in high school I had a teacher her name was Mrs.olsan I hated her and last year on the last day of school she retired

  3. I never had her as a teacher but she was like an amazing person because I went to that school and she was awesome

  4. Allright guys please, you can show hate but I HATED MRS FLEXER because I was taking TCAP a test and she GRABBED MY NECK AND SAID STOP CHEATING I WAS IN THE CORNER OF THE ROOM WE WERE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AT THE SCREEN AND SHE SAID STOP CHEATING, CHEATING! I’m 11 now but she still gave me a scar that I’ll still remember

  5. Anyone else crying?

    No? Just me?

    Oh well…

  6. I had a 1st grade teacher And she was the best her name was mrs Peterson
    She gave me confidence in me I wouldn’t be better without her:)

  7. "There's a difference between someone who prepares you for the future, and who prepares you for the exams."

    -Kenn Tries and Fails 2018

  8. Tears out my eyes for joy 💔😭 😁😰😖😟😵😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  9. I went to my all girls boarding school for seven years and I had a really strong bond with lots of my teachers with 2 being extraordinary as the pair of them went above and beyond to get the problem child with ADHD who nearly got expelled to a top 50 university in my country. I left one year ago and I received a letter inviting me back to a prizegiving where all the classes were honoured and then alumni from the year before were also invited to walk across the stage in recognition of our achievements. I'd stayed in contact with many of my teachers but I formally accepted the invite letting the secretary know but I decided to keep it a secret that I was coming saying I was preparing to go abroad (its true but I managed to find time). Those two teachers got me through some really dark times and legitimately helped me to find my passion. They took the time to show me the way to go when I was lost and confused and stepped in to wipe away my tears. Well at the event my closest mentor for seven years pretty much instantly spotted me and ran over to give me a massive hug saying 'Oh wow!! I was hoping you'd make it but I didn't know. Find me after the ceremony because I want to hear everything'. This mentor had the job of reading out the names of people going on stage and she told me during one of my hardest moments several years ago 'Look I've made it my mission to get to the point of you walking across that stage and I'm not giving up until we get there' well I stood at the bottom of the stage grinning at her hearing those words in my head thinking oh my god here we are we actually did it. She grinned back and mouthed well done as I had my moment. But it wasn't over as I walked back to my seat I heard that mentor say the words after reading the last name 'Isn't it nice to see our girls come back all grown up' making me grin more. Then I kept walking and directly in my path the other teacher who'd mentored me who also sat grinning at me and then several other teachers who I'd known really well. It was an extraordinary moment I genuinely wanted to stop and give each of them the biggest hug but I had to keep walking with a stupidly big grin on my face thinking you can talk to them all afterwards. I did I spent ages talking to all of them telling them stories of what I'd been doing, my summer plans, my modules, career plans (some even gave me advice) literally everything I swear every aspect of my university life was dissected several times. Then I hugged them all to just say thank you. Of course my mentors each got the longest summaries and the biggest thank yous. You never realise the impact that your teachers have until they're no longer your teachers

  10. This was very heart-warming, I am still glad there are people like this who honor teachers and much more people who make their way into our hearts 💗💕

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