The Girl Student Sitting at the Back of the Classroom
--by 1136985160, posted Jun 30, 2016
Life is harder for senior students. Hardly does a day go by without endless exercises or tests. Every time when the scores came out, her score wouldn't be the first or second but last. Dark clouds always flashed in her eyes. When I invited her to the teacher's office, we never talked about studies or scores but I would make some jokes casually instead. She never replied. Her gaze wandered over the office, staring out of the window. Slowly she felt a bit relieved.
One day the exam results came out and she did pass! When I quietly walked into the classroom, she was still sitting at the back of the classroom. Since then she had never been heard from again. Two days before the Spring Festival Eve, I was shopping in a supermarket. When I came to the checkout, an excited voice came into my ear: "Hello, Mr. Deng." I looked up and there she stood, working part-time during her college holidays. From her happy face, I could see she was busy and happy. “Mr Deng, you helped me get through my darkest time. I know what you did every day at that time. Thank you.”
Gone were her sad expressions and a sunshine face threw light on every customer. In that instant, I realized how important it is to give a bit of care to those in need every day. You may never know how much each gesture or word may mean to someone else. I treasure that experience.