On a flight to Florida, Kimberly was chatting with her seatmate about her job as a teacher at a charter school in Chicago. She shared that all of her first-graders come from low-income families and some are even homeless.
The man seated next to her asked what the most challenging part of her job is and she told him it’s when kids come to school hungry and seeing hard-working parents struggle to provide basic necessities.
That’s when the man sitting behind her tapped her on the shoulder, apologized for eavesdropping and handed her a stack of cash. He told her to “do something amazing.” There was a $100 bill on top. Then another passenger handed her a $20, and another guy gave her $10. She ended up with $350 to help her students.