An elementary school teacher’s inauguration day message to her students is going viral and is receiving praise from people of all political backgrounds.
On the Love What Matters Facebook pages, a photo was shared of the note written by a second-grade teacher for her students on Jan. 20, President Donald Trump’s inauguration day.
“Today is a very important day, today is Inauguration Day!” the note reads, according to the Independent Journal Review. “This means that starting today, we will have a new president. His name is Donald Trump and he will live at the White House. However, what happens at your house is very important too!! You can make the world a better place by starting at your house.”
The teacher then went on to list the ways her students can make a difference.
The list included “Love yourself,” “Celebrate the differences in others,” “Listen to your parents,” “Believe in yourself,” “Be responsible,” “Be kind,” “Be happy” and “Have fun in school.”
At the end of the note, the teacher added one last thing for the students to keep in mind: “Love and kindness RULE!!”
After being posted on the Love What Matters Facebook page, the photo of the note went viral. The post has been shared nearly 70,000 times in four days, garnering more than 130,000 likes and more than 1,500 comments.
“It starts at home,” one reader commented. “Raising compassionate, loving, and kind people will change this world more than any ‘leader’ could.”
“All of this,” another user commented. “No matter who is POTUS and whether you like him/her or not, raise your children to be good people. Because, one day one of them will be in that house. And wouldn’t the world be an even better place if everyone liked that person.”
The post was praised by people belonging to all political parties, showing that the teacher’s message to her students is universal.
“This is EXACTLY how to lead the next generation,” one comment reads. “Every adult, regardless of who they voted for, should strive to set this kind of great example.”
Sources: Independent Journal Review, Love What Matters/Facebook / Photo Credit: Robert Judge/Flickr