Georgia teacher applauded for act of kindness on Halloween

By: Action News Jax

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A Georgia teacher is being recognized for going above and beyond for one of her students on Halloween.

A Charlton County student with Williams syndrome asked his teacher to wear a special costume to match his.

Jared dressed up as the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast," and his teacher, Melissa Allen, dressed up as Belle.

Jared's mother said he truly felt like a prince at school.

The school district applauded Allen on Facebook for her kindness. They shared a touching thank-you note from Jared’s mother.

"There is not a teacher more kind, thoughtful, loving, empathetic, and who teaches with heart every single day than her," she wrote. "She gave my son a day he will cherish forever. I’m forever grateful for her love and kindness. It does make a difference and it gives me great hope!"

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