On June 3, two days before graduating from Baita Middle School in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, student He Xue was studying at her desk when she saw a female campus cleaner clearing away the paper thrown by her classmates.
Moved by the cleaner’s hard work, she decided to put pen to paper and writer a letter.
“In a few days we will leave the campus behind and many of us choose to tear up our textbooks to relieve stress. This tradition has brought all our campus cleaners so much trouble and I beg your forgiveness and understanding. Thank you and we are sincerely sorry!”
“I was hesitant to write this letter, but I was afraid I would regret it if I failed to convey my gratitude before I left,” she confessed in the letter. “It’s a shame I don’t know your name but I will remember your work and the heartwarming moment you’ve brought me.”