A random act of kindness stunned a Tennessee English teacher this week, leaving her wondering who was responsible for the incredibly nice gesture.
“I can't imagine what would possess someone to do it," Chattanooga Central High School teacher Sally White told WRCB-TV. "I'm just very appreciative and I will make the best of it."
The sophomore teacher said that she received a small envelope with a note and gift inside — something that left her stunned: $800 in certificates to a used bookstore.
"I've never ever experienced a gift like that on that type of scale," White told WRCB.
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The teacher also observed a keen attention to detail from the mystery sender, making the gift "even more huge, even more personal."
“I noticed right away that someone used an old fashioned typewriter to put my name and address on it,” she said.
White added that the envelope had an Atticus Finch stamp on it, one of White's favorite literary characters from "To Kill a Mockingbird."
The teacher said the money will enable her to purchase many things and told WRCB she plans to put it to good use.
“You can get lots! If you have a whole class reading a book, and some of them can't provide some of the books for themselves, it comes in handy,” she said.
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