A teacher of kindergarten is busy winning hearts on social media, courtesy her warm gesture towards one of her students who was being bullied. When Shannon Grimm, the kindergarten teacher, learnt that her student Prisilla Perez doesn’t want to attend school anymore, she decided to find out the reason behind it. She later found out that Prisilla was being bullied for her short hair. In solidarity with the student, Grimm decided to cut her own hair.
“Friends started to call her a boy, and those words cut deep,” Grimm told ABC news. She was being teased for her short hair which made her wear a hat even in class. When this went on for an entire year, Grimm decided to take control of the situation. After which, she got her own hair cut and matched the hairstyle of the bullied student.“I am going to do other things for my friends in the classroom besides teach them. I am going to show them the love and support that they need to learn,” Grimm told the news website.
The Willis Independent School District shared a picture of the student along with her teacher. “Ms. Grimm took matters into her own hands to restore Prisilla’s confidence by cutting her own hair short to match! She even buys matching hair bows for her and her student to wear everyday,” read the post.