A photo of a sweet, simple gesture from a school custodian to a fourth-grade student who was having a hard time is making people smile on the Internet.
Hollie Bellew-Shaw on Facebook of her daughter, Kenlee, who has autism, being comforted by Esther McCool at Passmore Elementary School in Alvin, Texas, and it’s going viral for all the right reasons.
Kenlee had become overwhelmed by the noise in the school cafeteria, so she laid down on the stage and covered up with a blanket. Ms. Esther, as the kids call her, saw that the girl was having a bad day, so she laid down with her and helped her calm down.
Hollie works as a special ed paraprofessional at the school and says she shared the heartwarming moment “to show the compassion and love Alvin ISD employees show to their students.” She adds, "All schools should be so lucky to have their own Angel on campus.”