In today’s assembly we heard the story of Jamario Howard who sent a tweet that went viral. Jamario lives in the U.S.A, in the state of Alabama, and had gone for lunch one day when he saw an elderly lady sitting on her own.
Jamario said that he approached the lady to see if she would like to sit and have lunch with him and his friends. The lady, called Eleanor, accepted his kind offer. She told Jamario that she was on her own because her husband had died and that today would have been their 60th wedding anniversary.
After Jamario posted the picture on twitter he said:
‘The point is, always be kind and nice to people. You never know what they are going through. This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge’
We talked about how this story was relevant to all of us at Bells Farm and how important it is to be nice and kind to others. We talked about how we don’t always know if someone is having a tough time and it doesn’t cost anything to be nice. It is important as no one should feel lonely or feel like an outsider in our school. Everyone should be made to feel welcome and should feel the kindness that we have at Bells Farm.