I know this isn’t the usual fare around DG, but I thought this story was just too perfect to not share. Enjoy!
I just got back from Spence’s school play: his first grade class did a little production of The Rainbow Fish. Spence didn’t really have a speaking role. He was one of two kids who offered an introduction to the play — I don’t begrudge the casting department this oversight; he isn’t reliable. He very likely won’t repeat his lines on command. He’s delighted to be a part of the show, but he doesn’t really want to take his cues. There was an assortment of little girls onstage who put him on his marks and helped him onto the risers and urged him to sing and dance at the right moments. He wore a black turtleneck and just played it cool.
But after the play, when I rushed the stage to take my obligatory Mama pics, I found the photo to the left on the ground at the foot of the stage.
As it turns out, his teachers printed out and laminated an 8.5″ x 11″ picture of Chris Colfer that they held up periodically for Spence to see because it reminded him to “smile and be brave like KURT!” (I should mention none of the other kids got a mentor-in-spirit photo, just Spence.)
And… damn. Isn’t that the sweetest effing thing? His teachers are getting extravagant holiday gifts, I can promise you that!
For the record, the kid in this is the same one as you read about here.