*I remember in the poignant song Daddy, Beyonce spoke of how her parents responded to the fact that she had gotten a tattoo. She sang…
I still remember I called you cryin’ ’cause of my tattoo
Could have said “Beyonce, I told ya so”
Instead you said you’d get one too
(Even my mama said y’all’d get one just like mine)
Well one teacher in Brazil has surely touched the heart of a little girl’s family, the folks that read about her bravo act of support and took it viral, and the little girl who now calls her hero.
When teacher Ana Bárbara Ferreira from São Paulo, Brazil learned that one of her students was being bullied because of the natural hairstyle she wore, she knew she had to do something beyond giving lip service.
The BBC had reported that a little boy called the girl’s hair “ugly,” and although she tried, Ferreira knew that no amount of encouraging words would do.
Instead, she came into school the very next day, rocking the same hairstyle as her student.
“When she saw me, she came running to hug me and say that I was beautiful, and I told her: ‘Today I’m beautiful like you!’” Ferreira captioned the image she posted of the two of them on social media.
The post garnered beautiful comments to the tune of “We need more educators like you gorgeous,” from one person and another said, “Ladies and gentlemen … here is the true and real meaning of the profession!!! Congratulations teacher.”
I’m crying happy tears!!! Kudos to you, teach!
The voice on the video below is kind of hokey, try not to be too turned off…remember: its the content that matters!