A middle school teacher in Kentucky decided to detail a good deed on social media and ended up going viral.
Meet Brandon Holeman, an eighth grade teacher in Henderson, Kentucky. He started a TikTok account after a friendly competition with a few of his students. Never did he think one of his videos would get this much attention.
"This is for all the teachers and students out there," the video's description reads. "Life can hit hard, and we all need some grace."
In the video, Holeman talks about being approached by one of his students early one morning about another student whose grandfather had died the night before. Holeman said he had noticed the boy was "visibly upset" after he came into class and put his head down on the desk.
"As soon as class starts, his buddy comes up to me and says 'Hey, be easy on the guy, his grandfather died last night,'" Holeman said.
Holeman said he thought about what he could do for the student and decided that a little kindness was more important than that day's test score.
"I go back to my desk, and I write a little Post-It note," the teacher said. "I walk over to this guy and stick it to his test, and it basically just says 'I'm sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you, and you already have a 100 on this test.'
"I don't say that to brag, and I don't say it to build myself up," he continued. "I say it because sometimes our tests are not as important as our students' personal lives, and we all need to recognize that — students and teachers both."
Holeman's self-description on his TikTok profile (@bcholeman) reads: "Teacher, figuring it out as I go Preacher, living for Him I regret nothing."
The video has been viewed more than 15 million times and gotten nearly 60,000 comments.
Watch the video HERE.