School custodian gets down on floor to help student having a rough day

Posted at 8:32 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 20:32:32-04

ALVIN, TX — A custodian jumped into action when a student was having a rough day at school.

A custodian held a student with autism who was having a rough day at school. (Alvin Independent School District)

Kenlee, a 4th grader at Passmore Elementary, has autism, ABC11 reported. Noise at school was bothering her, so she got down on the floor and covered herself up with a blanket.

Mrs. Esther, a custodian at the school, got on the floor with Kenlee and held the student.

“Kenlee adores Mrs. Esther,” Hollie Bellew-Shaw, Kenlee’s mother, said. “She always greets my daughter with kind words and a hug which is so special to her.”

Kenlee runs up to Mrs. Esther and gives her a hug each time she sees her, ABC11 reported.

“This goes to show you that a kind word, a hug, and a little compassion are all it takes to make a huge difference in a child’s life,” the Alvin Independent School District wrote on Facebook.