Do you remember your favorite teacher? The one who always believed in you and made you fall in love with the subject? Teachers have an incredible impact on their students. Many years down the line, students remember their kindness and compassion, being a beacon of hope when things got tough. A little boy named Lopez will never forget his teacher, Ali Bonilla Esteban, who fulfilled his unusual request to let him bring his dog to the classroom.
One day, a student made an unusual request to his teacher that left her stunned
Elementary school days are typically filled with laughter, the excitement of learning new things, and the carefree spirit of childhood. Unfortunately, not every child gets to experience that. A boy named Lopez was facing hardships at home, a challenge that is tough for anyone, let alone an elementary school student. Due to changed circumstances, there was no one around to look after his beloved dog, Pequeña. The thought of her being all alone left him feeling sad and distracted.
Luckily, he had an incredible teacher whose dedication and love for her students created such a safe environment that he had the courage to make a very unusual request. “He asked me, a little nervously, if Pequeña could come to school with him,” Ali said in an interview. “I agreed. I wanted to support him so he could feel comfortable with his faithful friend.”
Her decision, though perhaps a little unconventional, was an easy one for the dedicated teacher. When she saw the positive change it made for Lopez, she knew it was the right decision. Esteban didn’t want his studies to suffer due to the hardships at home. The boy couldn’t focus on his studies and get good grades if his kind heart and thoughts were all the way back home, worrying about his little dog.
He asked whether he could bring his dog to class as due to hardships at home, there was no one to look after her while he was at school
The teacher was deeply moved by her student’s sincerity and concern for his four-legged pal. It isn’t easy to admit that something is wrong at home, especially to someone who isn’t your family. But Lopez did it for Pequeña. His academic success is important to him; after all, if he gets good grades, he will be able to get a good job and buy all the treats for Pequeña. Maybe he could even invent a medicine to make dogs live for 100 years!
Teacher Esteban displayed the most beautiful human qualities of compassion and understanding when she granted the boy his request. She posted a heartwarming video of Lopez diligently studying while holding his dog, Pequeña, who clearly assumed the role of a student. She patiently sat in her owner’s lap, observing the classroom, and behaving nicely. A++ for Pequeña!
This decision brought about a noticeable transformation in Lopez’s demeanor. The boy felt happier and more at ease – now the only problems he had to worry about were math problems. The kind-hearted teacher reassured him that he could bring her whenever he needed, providing a safe haven for a little child going through hardships.