Yesterday, a pipe burst in my school and flooded a whole wing.
In no time, the district "red shirts" were there to fix it and clean up. Shortly afterward, the "green shirts" (custodians) swooped in and helped clean up to.
I was notified at 7:48.
School started with flooded classrooms cleaned up on time at 9:30. Amazing response from our support staff.
We rerouted drop-off for parents and buses.
That was all good and wonderful.
But the thing that brought tears to my eyes was a sweet student and her mom swinging close to me in their car when I was directing traffic in the cold to give me a little blueberry muffin.
Everyone wants to be seen. Even adults.