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Texas high school students gift teacher pair of kittens after learning her cat died

After students at a Texas high school found out that their teacher’s cat had died, they came together to show their appreciation and give back with a big gesture: by gifting her two kittens.

Rachel Hanhart, a student at Joshua High School in Texas, said in an interview with BuzzFeed News that her and a group of students got the idea after their teacher, Tonya Andrews, told her class about how her 16-year-old cat had died.

Due to the amount of affection demonstrated by Andrews to her class, Hanhart said she knew she had to do something. At first, she said her and her friends were just going to buy her a typical consolation gift, such as flowers or a cake.

But then they had a better idea: kittens.

According to the article, Hanhart went to her mother to search for kittens online. Soon enough, the pair came up with not just one, but two baby kittens who were in need of a loving home.

The next day, just two days after Andrews’ cat passed away, Hanhart and her friends surprised their teacher with her new best friends.

Since Hanhart’s video of the reveal was posted on Twitter on May 6, it has been retweeted more than 66,000 times and “liked” more than 106,000.

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