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WATCH: Kindergartners Go Viral for the Way They Show Kindness to One Another Every Day

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A kindergarten class in Birchwood, Wisconsin has learned an incredibly simple lesson in kindness, and all from assigning a daily “classroom greeter”.

Nicole Schlapper, their teacher, shared with Good Morning America that she hopes this daily “small, simple gesture of friendship and kindness” the students make “will stay with them as they grow up together throughout their years, in school and into adulthood.”

“The children absolutely love this job and show great excitement when their turn comes up,” Schlapper added. This simple addition to their morning, she continued, has “been a wonderful way for the children to connect with each other, build relationships and show kindness. I truly believe it promotes a sense of community and sets a positive tone for the day.”

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The idea is rightfully going viral and spreading to other classrooms after 5-year-old Colin Baker was featured doing his “greeter” job in a video posted to the district’s Facebook page. On Colin’s day to greet, the majority of his 15 classmates chose hugs.

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“I think most of the kids choose hug just because Colin is such a good hugger,” his mom, Chrisstie Baker told GMA. “He puts his heart into every one. I’m very proud of him.”

Sara Waldron, the school’s business and information technology teacher, noted that the district has a high number of students living in poverty: “As a school, we worry about funding, but what we lack in resources, we make up in love and compassion. With so many tragedies in our neighboring communities in the last month, it is so amazing to receive such positive feedback from so many people all over the world.”

Baker hopes that the viral video of her son teaches adults the same valuable lesson it taught Colin: “I hope that adults can learn from him and his friends that it’s OK to get out of their comfort zone and make someone else’s day. And to put our all into even the smallest things, like a hug.”

Starting the day off right!

Students in Mrs. Schlapper's class are greeted each day by one of their friends. They can receive a hug, a high five, a fist bump, a wave or a handshake. What a great way to start the day!

Posted by Birchwood School District, WI on Wednesday, 7 November 2018

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