Someone shared this YouTube video with me of a group of 9 to 13 year olds singing a cover of this song to essential workers. They are thanking doctors, teachers, grocery store workers, and more, in the most tender-hearted way.
To all of you teachers out there on the front lines, sanitizing desks, iPads, and markers just to make it through the school day. The teachers navigating Zoom to teach students. To those early childhood educators working out creative ways to still make toys and play a part of the classroom. To the college professors doing everything they can to follow school protocol, and encouraging your students to do the same. The professors pre-recording lectures for students to watch online.
To those risking their lives.
To those who are starting their first year of teaching all over again (p.s. that’s all teacher’s this year).
To the overwhelmed and the underpaid.
Please listen to this song.
“No matter what you’re facing, you are my inspiration. You’re the fire that doesn’t know how to back down.”
Never. Ever. Give. Up.
These kids need you now more than ever. You’ve got this.
Please share with a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a delivery driver, a grocery store worker, or anyone else on the front lines who may need to hear this.