400 Students Surprise Teacher Battling Cancer With Sweet Serenade
Huffington Post - 7 months
Students at a high school in Nashville, Tennessee, are teaching thousands how to be more benevolent.
On Sept. 7, more than 400 students and faculty members from Christ Presbyterian Academy gathered outside the home of Ben Ellis, a teacher who is battling an aggressive form of cancer, and sang to him, ABC News reports.
On Sept. 10, country music star, Tim McGraw, posted a video of the sweet serenade to his Facebook page, where it garnered over 800,000 likes and 400,000 shares.
It was amazing. In that moment, it felt like I was not alone.
“Wow. It was amazing,” Ellis told News 2, an ABC affiliate in Nashville. “In that moment, it felt like I was not alone.”
Ellis, who has taught Latin and Bible at Christ Presbyterian since 2008, has a reputation for being influential among its students, who range from pre-K to 12th grade.
“He’ll stop you in the middle of the hallway and check on how you’re doing,” Land Teller, a senior at the school, told News
Huffington Post article