Tommy Guy is arguably the most popular teacher at Central High School in Springfield, Massachusetts, and when you see this photo, you’ll know why.
Kimmy Lopez is a teen mom who needs only a few more credits to get her high school diploma. When Guy heard that Kimmy was living in a shelter and considering quitting school because she couldn’t afford child care, he knew he had to do something. According to Mad World News, he offered to let Kimmy bring her son Javiour to school with her.
“She was a very focused student,” Guy said of Kimmy, according to Opposing Views. “She knew what she wanted to do, so we wanted to help her the best way we could.”
“I said, ‘Hey, don’t think I’ll be able to come to school anymore because I have no one to take care of my son,’” Kimmy recalled. “They said, ‘You know what, just bring him here.’ It was beautiful. They just lifted my spirits.”
Guy even brought a playpen into his classroom so that Javiour could be entertained during class.
“He was a piece of cake to be there,” the teacher recalled. “He enjoyed being there, like, he knew his mother was doing something special.”
When Javiour got fussy during one class, Guy picked him up while his students continued working. That’s when Kimmy snapped the photo.
“Whether it’s going to pick a kid up to come to school or bring somebody home, it’s just something that he does,” said Principal of Central High School Dr. Tad Tokarz.
Thanks to Mr. Guy, Kimmy successfully graduated and is now studying at a culinary school.
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