Tennessee teacher breaks down in tears after hungry student asks her for SpaghettiOs

Tennessee teacher said she was brought to tears earlier this month when one of her students “so innocently talked about food, and the lack of it.”

Brooke Goins, a 21-year-old teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School, said the young student asked her “when the lady that puts food in his backpack was coming.”

The child was inquiring about the school’s guidance counselor. Goins wrote in a Facebook post on Oct. 2 that the boy said the guidance counselor would give him food and “he was out of it at home and needed more.”

She wasn’t sure of the counselor’s schedule, as the school had a “short week,” and she set off to figure out what food the boy liked so much.

“I asked if it was the macaroni bowls or the crackers, he said no. I asked if it was the spaghetti o’s, he laughed and told me no that they didn’t have those,” Goines wrote online. “Then it happened… he looked at me and said, ‘those little o’s (as he made a small circle with his hand), we don’t have those at my house, but when I do have them they give me a warm belly and help me sleep.'”

Goins said she “lost it” and “cried in front of 20 little people. No kid should ever be hungry, ever.”

So in an effort to help the boy, Goins texted a group of teachers — and they all “put our money together and made sure that this sweet baby had some spaghetti o’s!”

Article URL : https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/tennessee-teacher-hungry-student-food

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