If you haven't had a good ugly cry of unbridled joy today, well, this is your chance.
Meet Christopher Ulmer and his classroom of awesome kids.
Mr. Chris, as his adoring students call him, is a 26-year-old special education teacher at Mainspring Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, who fancies himself a "beach bum" in his off-time but spends his days working to better the world, one kid at a time.
For months, Ulmer has been sharing Facebook video glimpses into his classroom, hoping to "spread empathy, understanding and awareness for children with a variety of special needs."
"I have learned their language. Not many individuals who meet these children will have the same benefit of time to establish such a bond," Ulmer wrote.
"My fear is that I am one of the only people who will ever speak their language. My fear is that after they move on from my classroom, other individuals will not see the beauty and intelligence each of these children hold. After reaching out to the parents of eight of my students, it became clear that they shared my anxiety. This is when I became inspired to create 'Special Books by Special Kids.'"
The project aims to serve as a multi-media platform for children and parents with special needs to communicate their individual experiences with one another. The Facebook page, meanwhile, clearly intends to reduce everyone to sobs of glee because what he is doing with and for these wonderful children is the very definition of amazing.
For example, one of the things Ulmer does is pull each and every one of his students -- who he's been working with for three years and considers his "family" -- to the front of the classroom and offer him or her a series of tailored compliments.
And here's a typical day of singing, dancing, learning and being wonderfully silly.
Here, he's teaching the kids about respect, equality and kindness.
And passing the mic off so this boy can sing songs of absolute wisdom.
Generally just going with it.
Donations for "Special Books" can be shared on the project's GoFundMe page.
H/T Some Life