I’m normally a silent member of the Glee/Klaine fandom, but something just occured to me and it needs to be shared.
Shue DIDN’T save Kurt.
Or, at least, he didn’t do it alone.
Emma was his real saviour. She stopped a student she didn’t know when she saw him looking at her pamphlets. She introduced herself and talked to him, really talked to him. She took the time to notice exactly what that boy was looking at, and she didn’t brush it aside. She let herself get worried. She went out of her way to schedule a parent meeting (for a student she previously didn't know existed) on the off chance she was right. On the off chance she could help.
Emma Pillsbury looked, and noticed, and cared and saved Kurt’s life before he even walked through the choir room door.
Emma was the true best teacher. While Shue ignored blatant bullying right in front of his eyes (Rachel’s slushie, Karofsky’s advances, Santana’s assaults) Emma stepped up for the students and tried to be someone they could talk to, to trust, all to make their lives better. Maybe it was because she looked at him and saw herself, maybe it was because she was actually a caring adult who understood what it meant to teach, who knows.
Whatever caused it, she was the real hero of this show. And no one will ever convince me otherwise.