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He Can’t Buy Slippers, But This Student Brings Bananas to Teacher as Thanks

He doesn’t have money to buy slippers, but one student who feels grateful of his teacher’s kindness and tutelage brought him some bananas as thanks! The sweet gesture goes viral after the surprised teacher posted about it on his social media account.

Ryan James Dueñas, a teacher assigned at a mountainous elementary school, shared how one student brought him bananas one day. According to Sir Ryan, they had just completed their prelim activities and 30-minute reading intervention when one of his students arrived, very late for class.

Photo credit: Ryan James Dueñas / Facebook

The class immediately took notice and told him about the kid’s arrival. The boy, named Manuel, feeling shy that he was very late, tried to hide in a corner but the teacher welcomed him in. It was obvious that the boy was tired from walking far to reach the school but appears determined to learn.

Photo credit: Ryan James Dueñas / Facebook

As Sir Ryan went back to discussing a lesson in English, he noticed that Manuel was busy with something in his bag. He called the kid, seeking his attention so that he would listen in class, but was surprised when the child brought out a bunch of bananas from his bag.

Photo credit: Ryan James Dueñas / Facebook

The kid happily gave the bananas to his teacher as a sign of thanks – and this truly touched so many people’s hearts. Many commented that kids in the barrios, particularly in the mountain areas, are truly sweet and generous. Others pointed out that the kid did not have money to buy slippers but still had a big heart for his teacher, giving him bananas that are probably fruits from their own yard.

Photo credit: Ryan James Dueñas / Facebook

Photo credit: Ryan James Dueñas / Facebook

The gesture was not lost on his teacher who did not just post about it on Facebook, Sir Ryan also got the kid a gift when he went back to school – a new pair of shoes! Isn’t that sweet?

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