Student’s Humble Plea to Teacher at the Bottom of His Test Goes Viral for All the Right Reasons


In an era where middle school children have perhaps become most known for bullying peers and terrorizing teachers, one fine young man is restoring our hope.

Teacher Winston Lee described the student as a “straight A+ guy” who had a track record of performing at the top of his class. At the end of his most recent test, the boy left a note for Mr. Lee at the bottom that has tugged at the heart strings of over 35,000 people across the web in just three days.

In the viral post, Winston writes:

“Have to shout this out. Had honestly never seen this…

One of my guys, a straight A+ guy, offers up his 5 bonus points to someone in need. Anyone. Totally offering up what is rightfully his, his earning, to any peer that may have been struggling especially hard the day of the test.

He didn’t care if he considered them a friend, didn’t care if they were cool, didn’t matter to him what situation had caused them to score lower, he just wanted to help, be kind, commit a loving act.

I honored their request. The recipient was very thankful. The 5 points actually moved her from failing to passing.

This note gave me so much hope. Let us all be a little more like this young man!!”

Facebook/Winston Lee

Now that’s the kind of heart we want to instill in our kids! All the praise for this student and his kindness towards those around him.

It’s easy to forget, especially for middle school kids, just how much each student is carrying. Some are straight A students with the best home lives, while others are seeking a place of refuge during school hours. It’s teachers like Winston, and students like this one who are the real world changers–making a difference by simply spreading kindness and SEEING others when they may otherwise feel invisible.

May we all be a little more like this student today!

Kelsey Straeter
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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.