A fifth-grade fatherless boy has written a note to his teacher describing him as "awesome" and "like a dad" and it's breaking hearts on the internet.
The boy, called Markus, penned the letter and left it on his desk for his tutor, callled 'Mr. J' (@mainey_maine) in the letter, to discover.
The letter reads:
To Mr. J
Thank you for being an awesome teacher and for being amazing! This school year was so fun and I enjoyed it because if you.
I wish more teachers was like you. I will never forget you.
I look at you like my dad. I never met my real dad but it okay because you treat me like I’m your son.
You make me so happy. Always feeding me when I am hungry and hug me when I am sad.
I will never forget you Mr. J. I love you and I will never forget about you!
Mr J. revealed he teaches 5th grade...
... And that he was brought to tears by the letter...
... And by the reaction online:
Which was one giant, tearful, supportive lovefest:
The tweet has been liked by over 440,000 accounts and retweeted by over 140,000.