A 10-year-old Canadian boy’s gesture of sitting with a new student in school during recess and a note from his new friend is warming hearts on social media.
A lawmaker from British Columbia, Ravi Kahlon, shared what his son had done and the letter from the new student.
“My 10yr old son saw a new kid sitting by himself. Another friend and he decided to hang out with him over lunch,” he wrote.
“Sitting with me outside felt better than anything…thank you so much,” the new student wrote in the note. He also asked whether he could sit with them from now on.
Proud dad moment today. My 10yr old son saw a new kid sitting by himself. Another friend and he decided to hang out with him over lunch. He got this lovely note at the end of the day😢❤️ pic.twitter.com/b1MNgvMeK7
— Ravi Kahlon (@KahlonRav) January 14, 2021
People on Twitter were moved by the child’s gesture and also praised the boy’s father for “raising his child right”. Many others recalled their experiences of being the “new kid” in school and spoke about how kindness matters.
Here’s how netizens reacted to the post.
This right here. Joy tears. https://t.co/ubLy6dzf5T
— SELEMA MASEKELA (@selema) January 14, 2021
You’re raising an awesome kid, and shout out to this other kid who’s already learned to express heart felt gratitude https://t.co/PAls7bUQnj
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) January 14, 2021
Trying not to tear up. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the pride. It’s deserved.
— Mike Armstrong (@ArmstrongGN) January 14, 2021
As someone who was the new kid at six different elementary schools, hugs to your son. 🥰❤️
— Sophie Lui | 呂婉謀 (@sophielui) January 14, 2021
I love this. We need more people like your son in our world 👏🏻👏🏻
— Terri Rolfson (@TerriRolfson) January 14, 2021
This absolutely made my day. I really needed that. Please give your son a hug for me. 🤗❤️
— Jerry Berrios (@jerryberrios) January 14, 2021
Be the person that sits with the new kid.
Strive to be the new kid brave enough to write a thank you note! 😭 https://t.co/NXQGHN3veG
— Jenn Christison (@jenn_christison) January 14, 2021
Such a great reminder that there are still millions of beautiful kindnesses and sweet moments happening in our midst.
— Veronica Corningstone (@Dontbeahater8) January 14, 2021
Wow… well done..good on your kiddo there..good parenting too…
I was one of those loner kids back then..ty..
— Wineguy Canmore (@Wineguy_69) January 14, 2021
Also super brave, vulnerable and cool of the new kid to write a thank you note. Your son picked another good friend. Wonder what those 3 will get up to … :)
— Bicycle Buddha (@CarmenMills) January 14, 2021
I’d be so proud of my kid if they did this. It’s super cliche, but kindness really does go a long way, and this applies to ALL ages. What you may think is simple gesture could turn a person’s entire day around. Always be nice until it’s time to not be nice. https://t.co/MiZiazqIWj
— Joe Nü-Year 🎉 (@El_Garbagio) January 14, 2021
As a teacher this note is beautiful! Just the kind of thing we need to see from more children everyday. Thanks for being such a great parent and instilling kindness within your child
— Nadine Capolongo (@ssbcalit) January 14, 2021
My son came home in 2nd grade, told me about a kid being bullied at recess, he wanted to ask him to play but was nervous bc the kid was in 3rd grade. Anyways, he asked him to play, it all worked out. The principal, both teachers knew, stood back & watched. Kids are good. ♥️
— Mockingbird (@Mocking30266953) January 14, 2021
— Tim O’Connor (@timoconnor55) January 14, 2021
This is the real unity, inclusion, and all the rest. Learn from these kids🙂 https://t.co/PYZMKqB5my
— Juha Keskinen (@MacFinn44) January 14, 2021
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