When a teacher was grading his exams, he noticed a kind student ask to share some of his points with a classmate who scored the lowest.
Winston Lee was grading his exams at Letcher County Central High School in Kentucky, and as he got to the last bonus question on one student’s exam, it had a kind request.
“If you could, can you give my bonus points to whoever scores the lowest?” the student wrote on his test.
Winston said he was “taken aback” by the student’s request, as he had never before seen a student want to share his points to help another classmate. Being moved by the young man’s compassion, he decided to agree with his request and gave the 5 bonus points to a student in need.
“Have to shout this out,” Winston shared in a post online. “Had honestly never seen this… One of my guys, a straight A+ guy, offers up his 5 bonus points to someone in need, anyone. Totally offering up what is rightfully his, his earning, to any peer that may have been struggling especially hard the day of the test. He didn’t care if he considered them a friend, didn’t care if they were cool, didn’t matter to him what situation had caused them to score lower, he just wanted to help, be kind, commit a loving act.”
Winston hopes that sharing his student’s kind request will inspire others to be “a little more like this young man.”
“I was pleasantly surprised,” Winston said of when he graded his exams. “I took it as a really compassionate, loving and kind act. He is the type of kid that would often show compassion in the classroom.”
“Never in my teaching experience have I heard of a student willingly give away something they had earned to allow an extra opportunity for someone else. So, the ultimate message is to take from his example and pay it forward.”
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