We all have an ideal job, something we dream about since we were little. Some will fulfill that dream, while others will grown up and find other jobs. For many, work only has one function: paying the bills at the end of the month. Finding a job you love is not for everyone, and Kimber Bermudez is one of those privileged people. When she started talking about her profession with a passenger sitting next to her during the flight, the young woman could never guess that the conversation would change her life.
Teacher talks about her work with enthusiasm
The seat neighbor was very talkative, and he asked Kimber about her work. She began to tell him things about the job she enjoyed so much. The woman is a teacher in love with what she does. They began to deepen the pedagogical work, and the man asked Kimber what the biggest challenge was in teaching. Kimber, who was always very social and open, did not shut up.
She confessed that low pay was definitely a problem. In addition, the woman spoke about the harsh conditions of many children, who came from terrible situations. Nevertheless, she tried to give these students all she could. She hoped that 2018 would be the year that all her students could go to school without hunger.
After the conversation, the man asked for her phone contact. He said he worked for a company that donated to schools like Kimber’s.
Kimber gave him the email from the school administrative department, but did not expect to be contacted. Immediately after the conversation, something incredible happened…
“The man behind me tapped my shoulder. I turned around and he apologized for listening in to my conversation, and he handed me a wad of cash. He told me to “do something amazing” and sat back down. I was in complete awe that I had touched a stranger. I realized that there was $100 on top, and started to cry. I thanked him and told him how I would buy my students books and give back to the community. I didn’t count the money from that man, but I would later find out that he gave me $500.
Then something even more amazing happened. The plane landed and the man on the aisle across from me told me that he listened as well. He said that he didn’t have much, but he gave me $20. As if my heart couldn’t be any happier the man in front turns around as well. He also handed me money, and said that he only had $10. I started crying on the plane. I told all four men that I would do something amazing for the kids. I was not telling my story to solicit money, and never intended to walk out of that flight with anything other than my carry on. I do however hope that posting this continues the chain reaction of people helping those in need, and especially the children in need. It doesn’t have to be a school in Chicago, and any bit helps!
Teacher’s blown away by generousity
My heart is in complete shock and awe right now. When the world seems crazy there are always good people. I would do anything for my students, and want to thank these strangers. I don’t know the name of the man who gave me the $500 or the other generous strangers, but they deserve to be recognized. I am thankful for the good people in this world. No child should ever go without anything. This experience made me want to do more for the kids, and use my gift of speaking to help others in need. I want to pass this story around, and thank those strangers and their amazing hearts!”
After the post was published, thousands of people contacted Kimber to donate money and help. How lovely to see the world coming together to care for the children, the adults of tomorrow!
Now, thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of the teacher, her students can have a better life. Share if you think she deserves a huge round of applause.