When math teacher Tonya Andrews' cat of 16 years passed away, students Ashlei Mahan and Rachel Hanhart surprised her with flowers, cupcakes, balloons, and one gift that wouldn't wilt or get eaten (hopefully): two cuddly, tiny kittens.
Ms. Andrews is clearly moved by the students' kindness—and that's before she even sees the kittens. Then she throws the food and flowers into the metaphorical trash can where the rest of her students will now find their letters of recommendation.
Because Ms. Andrews only has two students now. The two students who gave her a kitten. All other students, presumably, are dead to her.
Here's the prologue, in which Mahan directs her accomplices in the classroom to initiate Operation Grade A.
Hanhart, a junior in high school, talked to the Huffington Post about her teacher's newfound Internet popularity, saying: “Mrs. Andrews doesn’t know about her fame yet, but we certainly didn’t do it for this. Her happiness was the most amazing part.”
Yeah, but it's not like she's going to turn down any more extra credit.