Texas Pre-K Teacher Makes Little Girl’s Day By Copying Her Gorgeous Hairstyle

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

When you’re a kid, all you want is to make an impression on the adults around you.

Most children seek attention from their parents, teachers, and other adults in their lives.

Although many parents tell their kids how special they are, it often means so much more coming from someone else.

Leigha Bishop, a pre-K teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Sugar Land, Texas, always tries to make her students feel appreciated and unique — and she recently did something very special for one girl in her class.

A 4-year-old in Leigha’s class came in with beautiful Fulani braids. Leigha loved the look, so she decided to do the hairstyle herself.

She told her pre-K student she was going to copy her hair, but the little girl didn’t believe her. So when Leigha came in the next day with the exact same updo, the 4-year-old couldn’t believe it.

Photos: Twitter 1, 2 / LeighaBishop

[H/T: BuzzFeed]

Leigha Bishop is a pre-K teacher at Lakeview Elementary School.

She loves teaching, and constantly shares updates about her teaching experience on Twitter.

Recently, Leigha inspired teachers (and complete strangers) everywhere by making her 4-year-old student’s day.

Leigha came to school one day and saw that her student had the cutest Fulani braids.

She loved the look so much that she decided to copy it.

The student didn’t believe that Leigha would actually copy her hairstyle, so when she came to school the next day, she was blown away.

Leigha told BuzzFeed, “Her jaw dropped, and she just stared at me. I told her, ‘You thought I was playing? We are going to be cute together!'”

People were immediately inspired by the teacher and mom.

One woman wrote, “I know you don’t get paid enough and Texas educational laws are not on your side, but YOU matter! What YOU do matters. You are living out ‘be the change you want to see in the world.'”

Another Twitter user wrote, “Ms. Bishop Words of encouragement to lil girls have great impact…she’s listening & watching. What an inspiration you are! More teachers are needed like you!”

“We need more people like you in the world,” wrote another woman.

Someone else said, “Aw! That means so much to that young student, and it’ll stick with her for a long time!”

Of the 140 comments, many commended Leigha on her incredible teaching skills.

Now, her initial tweet has almost 2,000 retweets and over 8,000 likes.

It’s safe to say that the world could definitely use more incredible teachers like Leigha.

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