621 48 F 9% This Reddit Story About Macklemore Will Probably Make You Cry AMANDA CRUM - JUNE 21 2013 An 8th grade teacher from Ontario recently posted a thread on Reddit that's getting some attention because as a gay man who has just come out he was shocked-in a good way-at what some of his students did Here's what he wrote and try not to sob like a baby at the end I teach Grade 8 13-14 years old in Ontario Canada I am gay and my students have known this for about a month or so I am in my first year of teaching and I teach the class that is considered the tough class - they can be rowdy Not so much for me though In particular I have one group of boys that can be a bit of a pain in the neck Never keep their hands to themselves always talk out of turn have gotten in fights etc There is one boy in this group he will be known here as Harry who is a little quieter than the others but very popular He's a bit tough to get close to and seems like the type to be resistant to new ideas and different people He hangs out with another tough kid let's call him Mark who is loud and boisterous and often rude Now that it's so close to the end of the year I do a YouTube of the Day with them every morning Kids can send in a short YouTube video for me to show to the class I preview it and if it's appropriate I play it So this morning Harry comes up to me and says I have a video I want to play Now I preview things for a reason There are enough horror stories out there of teachers accidentally showing their kids porn for me to be very careful what I show my class So I tell him to send it to me because y'know them's the rules I really want to show it he says back You'll like it I promise It's a music video Given what Harry listens to I'm wary He listens to a lot of rap and hip-hop and that's fine but I've heard some non-school-appropriate language come out of the music he listens to So I ask him if it's appropriate for school he tells me yes This kid is many things but he has never lied to me Not once So I take a deep breath and tell him okay What the heck Note I did read the lyrics and they were beautiful but what came next was unexpectedly awesome So he goes on over and pulls it on up and on comes a song I have never heard before The artist is rapping about growing up gay about the struggles of being gay and about standing up in the face of hatred and homophobia Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The video was beautiful And there's Harry proudly watching along with the rest of the class as the artist stands up for those gay kids who struggle and the video shows a difficult lonely life culminating in a fabulous wedding Harry My tough kid The video finishes the kids applaud and I thank him and he says to me l told you you'd like it And then his loud rude friend Mark says That was for you Mr K The whole class applauded again - for me this time and then I cried I cried the proudest tears I have ever shed Harry and Mark they might tick off every teacher they ever have but today they gave this teacher a moment he'll never forget MACKLEMORE & RY Student Plays a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Video For His Gay Teacher During Class as a Tribute to the Teacher Meme

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