Child’s Letter To His Teacher After Her Dog Passes Has Twitter Aflutter
A look at the internet may show a lot of ugly these days, but for a bunch of schoolchildren in Scotland, the passing of a teacher’s beloved pup brought out the best of humanity and love.
Almost twelve years ago, I taught the most amazing bunch of 1st-graders. That year, my beloved flat-coated retriever died, and our hearts were broken. My students knew my heart hurt, and banded together to do the most amazing thing–they gifted me with the almost-twelve-year-old golden retriever I call Dixie Belle. Dixie is three-legged, has been through many moves, and is the picture of pure and innocent love from children who know how important pets are to our lives.
This lesson is still strong in children today, as a teacher from Glasgow, Scotland found out recently after her pup passed. Lucie Dunn shared in a Twitter post that her mom’s dog had to be put to sleep, and when she went back to her classroom (she’s a teacher), the message from a little boy in her class brought about all the feels.
Mum’s been so upset about the dog being put to sleep and stressing about having to go back into school today, and she got this from a wee boy in her class 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/2qslb572CX
— lucie (@luciedunne_) February 19, 2018
The little boy, Callum, wrote a letter in which he apologized for the emotion it might invoke, but shared his sorrow for her loss. The poem brought out the condolences from many all over the Twitter-verse, and showed that even the youngest of children know how special our pets are, and that all dogs do, indeed, go to Heaven. In fact, Callum knows that they not only go there, but they look over us always.
— Bacon Snork (@baconsnork) February 20, 2018
Sniff, sniff. Callum’s letter to his teacher has been retweeted nearly 30,000 times and liked nearly 150,00 times.
made me emotional, this little one sums up the fear we all have of saying nothing about loss or saying the wrong thing, #NobelPrizeplease
— Imelda Finnerty (@blisswords) February 20, 2018
And why wouldn’t it? It shows humanity and compassion–in a world that seems to be missing a lot of that. Well done, Callum. You give the world hope.
Aww this is the sweetest!! Wow that child is special. So are his parents.💗
— Anita Roth (@moonlily333) February 21, 2018