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Teresa Sanders, a second grade teacher from Anderson, South Carolina found one of her students being bullied. Before this school year, her student Nathan Johnson was diagnosed with a high functioning form of autism which lead his peers to label him as different. Although Johnson was having a hard time making friends, she found that he had a common interest with his classmates in football. In response, she set up a meeting between  her class and the local high school football team to spend time outside to show that he was no different than her other students despite his diagnosis. Sometimes a small act of kindness can have a ripple effect across a person’s life.

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Austin Hersh