When a couple of sixth-graders from Pacific Grove Middle School found a wallet on the sidewalk in front of the school last week, they saved Christmas for (the Whitis) family in Texas.
“I just want you to know how impressed I am with the quality of students at Pacific Grove Middle School,” Whitis wrote school administrators on Thursday. “How easy would it have been for them to take the money and toss the wallet into the trash! Instead, they did what was right. They took it to the office so it could be returned to the very distraught owner.
“I have been in education for 26 years, and it is always heartwarming to know how wonderful young people can be. Thank you for what you have done to instill such wonderful values in their young lives. Their act of kindness saved Christmas not only for my daughter, but also for her entire family in Texas. I see your students as a Christmas miracle, and for that I want to say thank you.”