For Christmas, one teacher found her lucky charm.
Rachel Uretsky-Pratt shared on Facebook the act of kindness that stopped her in her tracks on the last day of school before Winter break.
The Washington State Elementary School teacher posted a picture of a tiny bag of marshmallows, plucked from a small container of Lucky Charms cereal.
She pointed out that during this time of year, teachers tend to get gifts like chocolates or jewelry — but this one was particularly special.
“You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch. They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week. This kiddo wanted to get my something so badly, but had nothing to give,” Uretsky-Pratt wrote.
“So rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag — for me.”
Comments on the post ranged from people leaving crying and heart emojis, to people offering to buy the anonymous student a gift.
Uretsky-Pratt ended her post with the message at the core of the holidays — gratitude.
“Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts.”
CBS News reached out to Uretsky-Pratt for comment, but she did not want to share any more information about her students.