Some teachers really get to know their students and that’s the case for Nicholas Ferroni, a social studies teacher at Union High School in New Jersey, who noticed a former student was having a tough time. He still talks to George Hued all the time and the teen told him his single-mom had recently lost her job and they had been evicted from their home.
The kind-hearted teacher didn’t waste any time getting to work to help Hued. Ferroni set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to help the family get back on their feet and in just 72 hours, people had donated $5,000.
“Not only as educators, but as people, if you are in a position to help, you help,” Ferroni says. “As teachers, you don’t see them as your students, but as your kids.”
It’s worth mentioning that Ferroni was also voted “People” magazine’s Sexiest Teacher Alive in 2014. Although he’s quick to dismiss that, he is strikingly handsome, in addition to being so dedicated to his students.