When we do, it’s up to our fellow students and our teachers to rally around us, pick us up, and do whatever it takes to keep us going.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, of course, but there remain good people in the world endeavouring to spread positivity.
Mrs. Ether, a custodian at Melba Passmore Elementary School, is one of those people.
When she spotted Kenlee, a young student with autism, struggling, she did what was necessary to make her feel comfortable. Kenlee’s mom, Hollie Bellew-Shaw, couldn’t be more thankful.
“When Kenlee, a Passmore Elementary 4th grader, was having a rough day, Mrs. Esther, a custodian at the school, got on the floor with her and just held her,” the district’s statement said. https://t.co/w0qPddQvsf
Nine-year-old Kenlee, who suffers from autism, was having a rough day of things. She found herself particularly struggling with the noise of the cafeteria, and so lay on the stage with a blanket in an attempt to shield herself from her surroundings.
Mrs. Ether happened to spot her and, instead of simply ignoring her, or telling her to get up, she did the one thing she thought might help the situation.
In a display of compassion and thoughtfulness, Mrs. Ether lay herself down on the floor beside Kenlee, holding her to make sure she was okay.
Mom Hollie got wind of the incident and uploaded a picture to social media, one which was then shared by the Alvin Independent School District’s Facebook page. Their post is quickly gaining traction online, and for all the right reasons.
Sometimes you just need to take a break! When Kenlee, a Passmore Elementary 4th grader, was having a rough day, Mrs….