As part of a lesson on bullying, an elementary school teacher asked his class if they’d ever heard the word “gay” used as an insult. Almost everyone said yes. Then he asked if they believed there was something bad about being gay, and again almost everyone said yes. Finally, the teacher came out to his class as gay, and after a few questions, they moved on with the lesson.

A couple days letter, the teacher received this amazing letter from a nine-year-old student. Full text below:

Dear Mr R,

Even though you’re gay, I will always treat you the same way as I do now. I still think about you the same way as I used to. You’re a great teacher and these are just some of the words that I would describe you as: great, amazing, fantastic, brilliant, awesome and brave.

The reason why I say brave is because you shared a personal secret which was very brave. You don’t have to feel scared because I know that everyone in the class feels the same way as I do.

From A.

PS Mr R we are proud of you.

Faith in the future generation restored. (via Gay Star News)