Margaret Gabica was a beloved teacher at St Julian's Primary School in Newport, South Wales, having spent 25 years instructing generations of students there.
Upon announcing her retirement, Gabica might have expected cards, presents, and perhaps even an award... but what she got was so much more heartwarming.
Students spent three weeks preparing a flash mob to send her off.
The kids practiced on Gabica's days off, and not just to any song.
350 children performed a choreographed dance to "He Lives in You" from "The Lion King": one of her favorite musicals.
"'The children were better at keeping the secret than the staff. We all had to be careful with what we said when she came in to have her lunch in the staff room," said deputy headmaster Luke Mansfield.
By the end of the routine, the beloved teacher was in tears of joy.
Watch their stunning tribute below.
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