A Surprise 'Thank You' From Her Students Brought This Middle School Teacher To Tears

"I think it's important to take your time, and say thank you to people who have had such an impact on you ... "



Stephanie Rivera is an eighth grade social studies teacher at South Orange Middle School in New Jersey. But to her students, she is so much more than that. To show their appreciation, her students teamed up with A Plus to give Rivera a surprise thank you for being such a positive role model and inspiration. 

"I think it's important to take your time, and say thank you to people who have had such an impact on you, because if you don't, they'll never truly know how much they mean to you," Lucia, one of Rivera's students, told A Plus.

As part of the surprise, kids prepared letters to Rivera explaining how lucky they feel to have her as their teacher. 

Watch the video above to see the touching reveal. We hope you have your tissues ready.

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