The post concluded: "All schools should be so lucky to have their own angel on campus. Feel free to share so she can get all the appreciation & thanks she totally deserves."
On Friday, the Alvin Independent School District also shared the image and praised Mrs. Esther's actions.
"This goes to show you that a kind word, a hug and a little compassion are all it takes to make a huge difference in a child's life," the district wrote.
As of Monday morning, the district's post had received more than 1,400 reactions, hundreds of shares and dozens of comments.
"This warms my heart! I hope Mrs. Esther realizes how much her actions mean to that little girl," commenter Cynthia Brandon wrote. "She will always remember her kindness and understanding."
"Esther always has that great warming,caring smile to greet all of our Passmore children and staff every day," added Lisa Ratjen.
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