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Emotional video captures teachers thanking students

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Teachers at Oak Park High School went around with a camera to tell a specific student that they appreciate them. The reactions are all genuine and will definitely warm anyone's heart. (Oak Park High School) Teachers at Oak Park High School went around with a camera to tell a specific student that they appreciate them. The reactions are all genuine and will definitely warm anyone's heart. (Oak Park High School)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A project at a Northland high school is going viral, and it's all about being positive.

Teachers at Oak Park High School went around with a camera to tell a specific student that they appreciate them. The reactions are all genuine and will definitely warm anyone's heart.

Teacher Jamie McSparin came up with the idea after a summer workshop.

"I was really surprised at how emotional the teachers got. That was the reaction I was not expecting," McSparin said.

And when people see the video, they may cry.

They're simple words to show appreciation, but they mean so much, and sometimes we don't say them enough.

"I picked you ... I'm not going cry ... as one of the reasons why I come to school every day," one teacher said.

"I like coming to see you. You're the reason I get out of bed in the mornings," another teacher said.

The video is spreading online, and now other schools are doing the same.

Student Sydney Hand was worried at first when she got pulled out of class by the assistant principal.

"It means a lot, especially for kids that struggle. Because I struggle at school sometimes. So her coming to me and telling me that I'm her motivation to come to work. That means a lot," Hand said.

Teacher Kelsey Mayabb selected Joey Anello.

"It was super surprising and just seeing what she was saying about me in front of me. I didn't tear up, but mentally, I was sad," Anello said.

The hope is that the positivity will keep spreading.

Some teachers say it was difficult to single out just one student, so that's also why the hope is that this project will continue.

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