Not all heroes wear capes

A viral photo showing a Singaporean teacher’s kind words to a demoralised student has tugged at the heartstrings of the Internet.

Ms Lim, a teacher who requested neither her name nor school be revealed, initially posted a photo on Facebook of her student’s school work, where the child left some distressed comments at the end of his worksheet.

The child said “I am bad. I can’t try. I am bad at everything.”

This was Ms Lim’s awesome response:



Now who would not want a teacher like that. With her permission, the photo was posted by her friend onto Reddit, where the Internet burst with encouragement at the teacher’s efforts.


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Meanwhile, the rest of that Reddit thread devolved into a discussion of other amazing teachers everybody else had.

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Such great educators :’)

Ms Lim’s photo is a simple reminder that teachers have at their heart, ultimately the welfare of their students and some lessons that they teach you extend beyond algebra and social studies.

Thank you to all the Ms Lims of the world who have made a difference.


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With reference from Reddit Singapore