Forget Apples, Give Your Teacher an iPad Instead

Mr. Johnson, an American History teacher at a run of the mill high school must be one heck of a teacher, because his students pooled their money together all year long to buy him an iPad as a gift at the end of the year.

According to the students, during the second semester, Mr. Johnson made a joke that instead of giving small gifts like gift cards, they should pool money to get an iPad.

It was said in jest and soon forgotten by Johnson, but the students took it to heart and started a fund for the iPad. Generous students who could have used the money for candy and soda tossed spare change and the occasional $20 bill into the fund, managing to raise a grand total of $750.

With that $750, the students purchased a new iPad 3 with Apple Care, and included the remaining $72 on a gift card.

Why the extreme generosity? His students say that Mr. Johnson is an amazing man that touched their lives, which is clearly seen in the video, as the classroom fills up with students from five of his classes.

As for Johnson, he was initially speechless over the gesture, but emotionally told his students, “You are amazing people. I care deeply about each and every one of you, and I’ll probably sit at home weeping all night. I love you very much, and I thank you.”

In the comments it is revealed that Mr. Johnson had a rough year, prompting his students to go above and beyond.

That’s one way to be remembered – Mr. Johnson will never forget that group of students. Have you ever given a generous gift to a teacher? Or received one, as an educator? We’d like to hear your story in the comments.

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