The Shay Rebellion | Christopher Shay

Free Hugs

After class, I noticed one of my students squirming in his seat as I talked to a handful of his classmates. After all the other students had left, he got up and nervously asked me a question.

“Can I have a hug?”

I was taken aback but agreed. It was one of those short, awkward ‘man hugs,’ where each person does the three-pat back-slap. As soon as it over, he skipped off to his next class. I stood there for a moment and realized that I have a student who looks up to me. I hope I made his day too.

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2 Responses

  1. chezshay says:

    Nice moment in this last short comment-just like the nice moment in the couple jumping off the boat-Atget would be proud

  2. Tara says:

    Haha great image of the man hug… I love reading your blog. Keep it up!

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