After 25+ years, I reconnected with my 3rd grade #teacher, Ms. Newman, at a #charity event tonight. I couldn't tell you a thing about what she taught me in a classroom, but the compassion and life lessons she taught me extended well beyond any school I could have went to. I wasn't a stellar student, but as a young kid, I had a dream of going to #college. I would collect soda cans to recycle for money for my college fund, because that was one of the only side hustles a nine year old kid could get. While most teachers would laugh at the notion, she saw potential, and would haul bags of cans to school for what couldn't have been more than a few bucks of recycled aluminum. Humans like her don't come along often, but when humans like her become teachers, it can change the world.