Math teacher Tonya Andrews of Joshua High School was grieving the loss of her beloved cat Blondie when she was caught sobbing by some of her students.
When the students asked what was wrong, Andrews told them of the death of her 16-year-old cat.
“She kind of lost it and started bawling at that point,” said a junior student named Rachel Hanhart.
To cheer up their teacher, Hanhart together with three of her classmates planned a surprise of flowers, cupcakes, and kittens!
“So, my mom looked online to find kittens in Fort Worth that needed a home,” Hanhart shared.
The students uploaded the surprise on Twitter and the heartwarming story captured the hearts of millions of netizens.
In the video, one can see how touched the teacher was after receiving the flowers and she then started crying tears of joy when the girls handed her two adorable kittens.
“I was smiling so big by then because I could feel the love of the class,” said the Math teacher. “But then, Rachel walked in holding two precious kittens.”
Andrews admitted she didn’t know if the kittens were meant for her initially.
“Then she held them out to me and said they were mine. My heart was filled with joy,” she said.
The teacher shared that she will never forget her precious cat Blondie, but with the arrival of the two rescue kittens in her life, she said that her “heart can now experience happiness again.”
The thoughtful students said that they felt blessed and excited after the meaningful surprise.
“She said she was going to get new kittens soon,” the high school junior said. “But we beat her to the punch on that one. Mrs. Andrews doesn’t know about her fame yet, but we certainly didn’t do it for this. Her happiness was the most amazing part.”