A college student on Twitter shared a pre-Thanksgiving e-mail she and her classmates received from a professor, and it's just the best example of real human-kindness.
"Good morning. I know this has been a difficult time for a lot of you—some of you have had Covid, some of you are currently in quarantine, and some of you may not be able to go home for Thanksgiving as you have family members who are socially distancing.
I don't want anyone to feel alone at Thanksgiving, or to miss out on a homecooked family dinner, so I want to invite you to share my Thanksgiving dinner. I've talked with my kids and we would be happy to make extra portions of everything and drop it by your apartment or residence (as long as it's within a 20 mile radius of ____.) Since we're all socially distancing we would leave it outside and not have physical contact with you.
My youngest daughter is vegan so there'll be a vegan option. Check out the menu below.
If you are socially distancing with a roommate or significant other, I'd be happy to drop off two or even three portions."
It appears from the poster's bio that this professor is from the University of Iowa. After the tweet went viral, people began asking if there was a way that they could donate to help fun her generous effort. Then came the follow-up: "She emailed me back and said she 'truly does not want donations' but is blown away from the response. "
The post prompted others to share supportive and generous messages from their own professors, lending further credence to the idea that teachers are genuinely the best people on the planet.
Most of the responses, though, were people who said the email made them teary, as it's a much-needed example of the kinds of people the world needs more of.
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