Losing a loved one to death is a heavy loss, but with the support of those around us, one can get through the rough days. And a prime example of that is a recent tweet going viral for all the right reasons. On March 1, 2021, Massachusetts-based teacher, Melissa Milner shared a drawing made by one of her students. The drawing was her student’s way of soothing her mourning as she suffered the sudden loss of her husband last week. Melissa is a master teacher with 39 years of teaching experience in the upper elementary grades in the US.
The drawing made by Melissa’s student showed her on the ground while a thread from her heart connected to her husband, who was drawn up in the sky. On top of the drawing, the child wrote, “Dear Mrs Milner, I’m so sorry for your loss. Even though you can’t see Mr Milner you should know that there will always be a line connecting your hearts. I hope you feel better soon.”
The child’s imagination and heartwarming way of consoling their teacher has certainly worked its magic. Melissa shared the picture of the child’s drawing on her Twitter handle and wrote in the captioned that as she grieves the sudden death of her husband, her students warm her heart.
The tweet has garnered over 491.3K likes and 40.1K retweets since it was shared on Monday.
The tweet has certainly resonated with several netizens who have shared their reactions on the tweet. Commenting on the tweet, one user wrote that they are sorry for Melissa’s loss and the message shared by the student is so beautiful that it brought tears to their eyes. While another user wrote, "What a beautiful gift her sweet student has given her at such a sensitive time." For some, the tweet was one of the most heartwarming things to see on social media.
I am so sorry for your loss! This message is so beautiful and brought tears to my eyes 💞— Travelling Froggie 🌍🌎🌏 (@zabulka) March 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss!! But what beautiful children your students are!— Milia (@satanigatan77) March 2, 2021
I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful gift from your sweet student.— Jessica Blanck (@JayDeeBlanck) March 2, 2021
Melissa is the host of the Teacher As podcast and cancelled her latest podcast episode. However, she will continue her podcast from April as she recuperates from the loss.