Parents always talk about how their kids say the “darndest things” growing up, but no person understands the wild things that kids say more than a teacher. As a teacher myself, over the years I have received assignments, papers, and exit slips with not only awful grammar and spelling but ridiculous sentences and comments about everything from pizza, racism, and the President of the United States. Teaching is really a wild ride.
But, I haven’t seen anything quite as hilarious as a recent letter from a student to a soldier going viral online. Twitter user @__Hoggie shared the letter she had seen gaining traction on Facebook and reposted it to her Twitter timeline, thinking it was too good for Twitter to miss out on.
The letter, which was written in response to the assignment the teacher gave to her students to “write a letter to a soldier” is not only hysterical but so brutally honest that I want to find this kid and shake his hand. Also–I’m 99.9% sure this kid might be from Queens, New York because my students write their essays rather similarly.
I’m not sure what I love more–the fact that he started his letter calling the soldier “my G,” or, the fact that he signed the letter: “Sincerely ya boy.”
I found this on Facebook and thought twitter should see this ? pic.twitter.com/Ya9GDiMHKD
— BETO (@__Hoggie) November 7, 2018
People on Twitter were impressed by how hood this kid truly is–and, laughing at the fact that he actually handed into his teacher like this.
That’s a heartfelt letter only a young g could write. Big respect to my guy Earl too pic.twitter.com/sG0InmuZEY
— .UNLTD (@werunltd) November 9, 2018
This is exactly how I imagined this kid wrote this ? pic.twitter.com/jFjQexaJZK
— Hombre (@IChopThroats) November 8, 2018
“Sincerely ya boy” took me out ?
— daliadalilah (@LaurynDalia) November 9, 2018
“But I’m not even gonna stress on that.”
Wow. I need this kid to give me tips on how to maintain his level of chill.
— Azie Dungey (@AzieDee) November 9, 2018
If I had ever received a letter like this I would have framed it.
— Most-Lethal (@most_lethal1) November 8, 2018
— roy (@regalfrequency) November 9, 2018
Yo, if i get a letter like this on my deployment, I’d frame it and make it my mission to find this youngin when i got back home! ????
— Mike Lowry (@_DeFreshPrince) November 9, 2018
I can't stop laughing. …THANK YOU EARL!
— Lola (@lola_G45) November 9, 2018
A letter like this woulda made my whole deployment worth it I hope the teacher sent it
— Piphavelli (@Ipiphany) November 9, 2018
Everything about this is pure gold. ?
— Kate O'Neill (@kateo) November 9, 2018
The kid kept it real. That’s freaking awesome. I hope it was sent, too. Later, fam! ????? pic.twitter.com/TFF9NoRtcK
— John – back in KY (@john_in_Ky) November 9, 2018
Thank you to the teachers of America for assigning students meaningful assignments such as this–but, also, fostering their creativity and personality so that we the people of the Internet can get a great laugh out of it all.