The TA's are usually my favorites (I don't care what people say, you will always have favorites) but there is one who I absolutely adore. We'll call him Chase. Chase is just about the sweetest kid on the planet, and walks in every morning with a big smile on his face always asking, "What can I do for you today?" I texted Max this morning and told him if Chase ever need to be adopted into a family (he's not an orphan, but lets just say he was) we would definitely be the first parents in line!
Anyway, today I needed help sorting through papers, and as I was asking some of the students about prom, which is coming up in a couple of weeks, I noticed that when Chase mentioned the girl he had asked, some of the other students looked surprised. In fact, one student even asked, "Why on earth would you take her? She's so weird." Another chimed in agreeing. Chase kept sorting through papers, and shrugged his shoulders responding, "Because. I think she needs a friend."
I don't know who this girl is, but boy was I impressed. It reminded me of a piece of advice I was given a long time ago, "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."