One Redditor replied, explaining: “GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time.
“It’s a compliment. Sounds like you’re a great teacher and they enjoy your classes. Which is saying something since math is most people’s least favorite subject.”
The teacher replied: “Oh wow!!! Yes, that is the reason I became a math teacher. I always hated math growing up, but then I realized at some point it's just taught terribly.”
They continued: “I put my heart and soul into teaching, this is amazing to hear. Thank you!!!”
Replying to someone else who explained that “goat” is a wonderful thing to be called by their students, the teacher said: “Oh wow, my day has been made. Thank you!!”
The anonymous and clearly beloved teacher edited their original post to include the message: “omg I am IN TEARS!!! I can't believe they were complimenting me this whole time!!!! Thank you all for answering this question!!!!”
A screengrab of the post was shared on Twitter, where it has been liked almost 300,000 times.
\u201cEverything\u2019s terrible except for this teacher going on Reddit and learning how much her students love her\u201d