This Teacher Does More for Her Students Than Just Teach
Good teachers may be some of our greatest role models, but some are more than true heroes. Sonya Romera teaches in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and starts each day asking her students if they need clothes or food to eat. But this is just the beginning of the incredible things she did for her school community.
Meanwhile, Ellen heard how Sonya was inspiring and should have it in the series. But the heroic teacher had no idea that she would be the center of attention there; She sat in the audience to enjoy the show. Or she thought.
When the moment of truth arrives, Ellen invites a shocked Sonya to come on stage with her, which she does with her mouth open. She tells Ellen about the incredible things she did for her students.
Sonya not only ensures that children are fed and emptied before class (she uses her own money to buy breakfast and toiletries for all students). She has cared for two adopted children who were former students and have been caring for her for six months.
Then Ellen showed her a video that her team had made of her students and colleagues thanking her. Needless to say, Sonya, her son, and Ellen herself were absolutely in tears at the end of the video – and so did we!
But of course, it was not the end.
Ellen offered Sonya not one, but two incredible gifts. And if the video did not make us cry, this charity action certainly worked! You must observe it yourself to see all the emotional moments.
We could not say more clearly what influence this teacher has on everyone she meets. She is truly one of those magical people who make every person she meets better and we hope people will be inspired to follow her inspiring steps.
What do you think of Mrs. Sonya and her heart in gold? Were you touched by her story or Ellen’s incredible gift? Share your thoughts in the comments below.