One day after surgery teacher reads bedtime story for students: “You are my friends. You are loved”

Amy Christie

A brave teacher was brave enough to hop on Facebook Live only one day after having brain surgery. The devoted teacher wanted her students to know that she was ok, and she kept the tradition to read a bedtime story every Thursday.

What are the details?

K.D. Meucci teaches 4th-grade students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The teacher set up a Facebook page a few years ago.

She called it "Franklin Bedtime Stories" and every Thursday, a teacher or a student would be live and read a story, according to Sunnyskyz.

Meucci had to go through surgery on Wednesday to remove a brain tumor. However, she didn’t hesitate to keep the tradition that she started and to make her students happy.

The selfless teacher appeared live on Thursday evening and started reading a bedtime story to her students like she usually does. This time, she was in the intensive care unit and in a hospital bed but connecting to her students was more important than any discomfort.

"I'm sorry if I look a little weird. I know I look a little weird," the teacher said.

Meucci used Facebook Live and went ahead to read the book "Mr. Walker Steps Out." She assured her students that she would be back to classes as soon as she gets better.

"You are my friends. You are an important part of our school community. You are an important part of our world. You are loved. I wanted to see you, to see that I'm ok. I look a little funky, but I wanted you to see and know that I'm ok,” the teacher concluded.

As she recovers, the amazing teacher certainly showed us the meaning of kindness given and received. The connection she shares with her students is unique, and the devotion to her profession is plain to see.

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