I enjoyed teaching. Some never did because it was just a job to them. Fortunately Brandon Stanton has a principal that fosters learning and growth. Obviously, that principal loves what she does.
A photo taken of New York City student and posted onto Facebook has turned into a viral fundraising hit.
Brandon Stanton, who takes street portraits and posts them on online as Humans of New York (HONY), has over 11 million Facebook fans. Every day, he chronicles the lives of people living in the city. But last week a photo of a boy named Vidal especially caught his audience’s attention.
Vidal was quoted on Stanton’s site saying that his principal, Nadia Lopez, made the biggest difference in his life.
“When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us. She calls us to her office and explains to us how society was built down around us. And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built. And one time she made every student stand up, one at a time, and she told each one of us that we matter,” he said in the post, which received over a million likes.
“THIS broke the internet. Faith in humanity restored!”