These days, we so often hear stories of teachers doing extremely inappropriate or offensive things in the classroom (or even with their students!), I think it’s more important than ever to lift up people who take their jobs seriously not simply as educators but in one of the members of the village raising a child.
If you’re an adult in a child’s life, you always have the opportunity to take some small part in raising them, and for some adults, the time comes when you need to take up the reigns and play a role they may no longer have in their parents.
This is what happened to two little girls whose father tragically passed away suddenly, leaving their mother widowed with five children.
The local community instantly rushed to the family’s aid, setting up a GoFundMe account and supporting them however they could.
The former teacher of daughters Alivia and Avery, however, found a very special way to help a bit in a priceless way.
Steven Culbert, who had done what he could to help as soon as father Luke was admitted to the hospital, had invited the girls to attend a local father-daughter dance with him and his two daughters when Luke was still in the hospital, during one of the several visits he made to the family before Luke passed away.
Several weeks later, while Luke had already gone, Culbert made clear to the girls the invitation was still open.
Local ABC 12 reports:
“We rented a limo. I had friends step up to buy their dresses. Another friend stepped up and bought the corsages and my boutonniere and even my own daughter’s corsages,” Colbert said.
The two girls were also treated to a day at the salon to get ready for their day.
“It felt like as if I was a Barbie Doll,” Avery Reece said.
All of them had fun at the dance, although the girls joked that Colbert needs to work on his skills on the dance floor. All of four of them had balloons with Luke’s name on it saying #BeLikeLuke.
“They are important to me just like my own family is and I want them to trust me, and I want them to believe in me the same way I believe in them and trust them,” Colbert said.
Such a sweet and small gesture that will no doubt have a big impact on the girls’ life and healing process.
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