This is kind of an endearing story. One of the children in the special education unit had to have his tonsils out. He missed school for a few days and his classmates and teachers wanted to encourage him so we took a trip in my van to visit him at his home.
The children from Mikey's class made him get well bears. The deaf class brought food that might taste good to him like fruit drinks and yogurt. When we arrived at his house we found Mikey on the couch. He has autistic-like behaviors and was a little overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention.
Some of his classmates knelt beside him and rubbed his cheek and head. They were just raining love on him. It was touching.
Erica, who is also in Mikey's class started singing. All of the children joined in.
Mikey was still not sure how to respond but he wasn't hiding behind the wash cloth anymore.
When his mother unveiled a tray of watermelon, he sat right up. He was all smiles for the rest of the visit.
I think he will always remember the day that 25 of his friends came to visit him and shower him with love.
(Thanks to Miss Susana for taking the pictures and sharing them with me,)