Dartmouth Potter School Teacher Goes the Distance for Her Students
There's nothing better than seeing positive signs of humanity through random acts of kindness.
During the morning hours of Monday, a teacher from the Potter Elementary School in Dartmouth found a way to put a smile on her students' faces who are home during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
A good friend of mine – Derek Couto, co-owner of Couto Construction – woke up to a heartfelt surprise on the front lawn of his Dartmouth home.
Couto's nine-year-old son Landon is a third-grade student at Potter Elementary and had a smile from ear to ear when he found out what his teacher did for him.
"His face lit up," Couto told Fun 107.
Lorrie Murphy, Landon's teacher, decided to visit all of her students' houses and left them all a personalized lawn sign in their front yard. Couto's sign simply read:
"It just shows how a small act of kindness can go a long way," Couto said. "Hands down, this school is top-notch, they go to the next level to make people really feel appreciative. Just in general, it's obliviously not easy right now, but they do more than what is expected of them and it comes very genuinely. They truly care for the well being of the students."
When it comes to raising his kids, Couto always does his best to instill this sort of kindness in them when it comes to treating others.
"What that did for him was show how such a nice gesture goes a long way," he said. "It doesn't cost anything to be a good person and the little things can mean the world to someone."
At the end of the day, no matter what wrong is troubling the world, always try to remember that the power of kindness will always trump a negative thought or action.