A teacher has warmed the hearts of the internet after it was revealed that she visits a student with leukemia every day at his home so that he won't fall behind with school work...
Now, a teacher holds a huge amount of responsibility.
via: GettyThey are responsible for the education and livelihoods of their classroom which, ultimately, will help shape their kids into well-rounded adults.
The majority of children look up to their teachers...
via: GettyAnd they see them as a solid influence in their young lives.
So if a teacher is seen doing anything...
via: GettyTheir classroom will more than likely mimic whatever it is they're doing.
Because at the end of the day...
They're role models!
And this brings us back to today's heartwarming story.
Every day after school, first-grade teacher, Barb Heim, takes her work the extra mile.
As she drives to the house of a student with leukemia to make sure he won't fall behind...
When Conneaut Valley Elementary School in Conneautville, Pennsylvania returned to class in person, there was one student who was unable to go back...
Second-grader, Harrison Conner, had to continue with learning from home due to his medical condition.
But Heim, who has been teaching for thirty-five years, wasn't going to let Harrison fall behind...
And so she brought the classroom to him.
At the end of every school day, Heim drives over to Harrison's house to deliver the days lesson.
They both wear face masks and Heim delivers the lesson through a Plexiglass screen at a table in Harrison's home.
Speaking to TODAY, Heim explained: "It was a joy, because I knew he wanted to learn."
"He couldn't wait. He was so excited. And he'd have his off days if medicine was causing him to not feel up to it. It wasn't the best day for him, but we made it through. And he always did his best."
"Oh, he's an amazing little guy," Heim also said.
"He is so much fun in class. You could have 100 of him in a classroom, and you would still take more because he has that sense about him. He wants to learn. He loves to learn new things."
Speaking about Heim, Harrison's mom, Suzanne Conner said: "It goes far beyond her just coming here for school."
"Ever since the minute he was diagnosed ... she has been absolutely amazing. She has kept Harrison such a part of the kids' lives in school and making sure that he feels remembered."
"It's not like a teacher is coming from school to teach, she's like an aunt who is coming over to hang out, and she brings goodies, and she is always bringing a smile."
"My kids will meet her at the front door with all the latest news and it's incredibly, incredibly, special."
Heim also added: "I'm lucky to be his teacher. I'm the lucky one."
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