The saying, a picture is worth a thousand words, does not adequately describe this photo of Nigel admiring a framed thank you photo, colorful notes of appreciation, and a jug of money collected for the animals at the League. Actually, when the fifth graders at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School presented me with the plaque highlighting their trip to the League, I was totally speechless. Not only was the thoughtful gesture totally unexpected, but the fifth graders in Mr. Goff's health class and Ms. Hutchins' math class have demonstrated kindness to animals (and to each other) all year long. I've written about them several times highlighting their posters proclaiming kindness and their letters to the president asking that animal issues be taken seriously. Caring about animals comes naturally to this group of soon-to-be middle schoolers. I am really going to miss them next year. But, as I tell them, they make my job so much easier -- I know that each and every one of them are life-long advocates for animals. Spreading the word is what will make a difference and these kids are all about making a difference!
Nigel, obviously, was doing his best to read every comment!