Leigh Bishop, from Texas, US, is known for going the extra mile for her learners.
So when one of her students walked into her class unhappy about her topknot and cornrows, the concerned teacher knew she simply had to do something about it.
In an attempt to empower the little girl, the teacher came to class the very next day with the same hairstyle as the tot, reports Metro News.
“I told her, ‘Don’t be mad at me when I come to school tomorrow with my hair just like that!’ Of course, she didn’t believe me!” says Leigh.
This teacher, Ms. Bishop from Lakeview Elementary in Sugarland, Tx complimented one of her student’s hair saying she loved it, but the little girl didn’t believe her. The next day, the teacher came to school with her hair done the same as her student so cute! pic.twitter.com/jdVc3eDIDq— J'Ardoin Jan? (@JArdoin_814) February 2, 2018
According to Refinery 29, when the adorable little girl saw her teacher’s new hairstyle, her reaction was priceless.
“When I opened the car door to help her out, her expression was priceless.
“Her jaw dropped and she just stared at me. I told her, 'You thought I was playing? We’re going to be cute together!” she says.
Wow!!! Thank you so much sharing???? this is just me simply living my purpose....teaching children (and all people) to feel whole & loved!! Thank you again for sharing??— Ms. Leigha Bishop (@LeighaBishop) February 6, 2018
A picture of the two with their matching hair do’s has since been posted on Twitter and has racked up more than 140 000 likes and 40 000 retweets.
“I mean, for people to feel this picture was exactly what I was hoping for, but never in a million years would I have thought it had the ability to impact this many people.
“My first-grade teacher actually texted me — and she lives in Oakland!
“I’m very close to a lot of my learner’s parents, past and current, so I received a lot of reassuring messages that I’m doing exactly what God called me to do,” she says.