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In an ideal world, those who have excess would always help those in need; those who have money would lend to those who don’t. Of course, that’s not the case, and nor necessarily should it be. More often than not, people who have money to their name are those who have worked damn hard to make it that way. All the same, however, it never fails to warm the heart when one sees acts of gratuitous charity from every day people. When Courtney Adeleye, CEO and founder of The Mane Choice hair care products, caught wind of the fact that her daughter’s teacher was struggling, she decided straight away that she wanted to do something.

One thing led to another and before long Adeleye was outside the teacher’s classroom asking her to step outside. What followed has spread around the internet like wildfire, not least because of the magnitude of Adeleye’s actions … When Adeleye heard that her daughter’s teacher was in dire financial straits, she wanted to help. The rumours said that the teacher couldn’t afford a car and had been reduced to using public transportation to get to and from school every day.

Adeleye spoke with her husband about the matter, and the pair decided to do something remarkable. They came to the conclusion that they would buy their daughter’s teacher a brand new car. Obviously this was a big purchase, but one they knew would change her life forever. So they went to the car lot, chose a new car and wrapped it in a bright blue ribbon. After all, it was a present worthy of some fanfare.

Still, Adeleye was unsure over whether or not the teacher would be offended by the offering. Would her pride lead her to feel insulted? All would be discovered when it came time to hand over the keys. Courtney visited the school and asked the teacher to come outside with her into the lot.

When she handed the keys over, the teacher broke down in tears, saying: “No more sitting in the cold, no more riding the bus, no more waiting on somebody to come and pick me up!” Fortunately, Courtney’s daughter filmed the event, giving everyone the chance to witness an act of compassion that transcends even the kindest of gestures.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Diane Harlow - In a world so full of hate, CHOOSE kindness! This wonderful mother did just that' it's so difficult to ask for help . This teacher made sure she was there for her students. What a beautiful example these two women and a man are! CHOOSE KINDNESS

Kelly G. - Why don't we talk about why teachers are so underpaid that they can't even afford reliable transportation? Not all teachers have students with parents so generous and caring.

Rae Lene - What a beautiful person and family! She is beautiful on the inside and out. Their is so many loving and good people out there, it is so nice to see stories like this. A nice change from all the bad.

Ron Rice - These are 4 wonderful people with huge hearts: the teacher for what she endured for the children, the couple for showing their gratitude and appreciation to the teacher for her sacrifice, and the little girl for recognizing the teacher's hardship and making her parents aware of it. It just doesn't get much better than that.

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