Check Out These TikTok Teachers When You’re Ready for a Good Cry After a Hard Week

Get your tissues handy, folks.

Three screenshots from emotional teacher TikTok videos

Your one planning period lost to class coverage during a teacher shortage. High school students who never read your carefully worded feedback on their essays. A long staff meeting that could’ve just been an email. With teaching, the downsides of the job can sometimes make us lose sight of why we got into it in the first place.

When you need a reminder of the difference you’re making every day in the lives of young people, get out the tissues and check out these beautiful examples.

This second grade teacher telling her students some big news:


My heart could melt ps the end is so sweet 🥺 #students #sweetmoments #thirdgrade #teacher #viral #fyp #lovemykids #elementary #firstyearteacher

♬ bee – Burbank

Just when we build those strong relationships, they leave you. But not this time!

Students surprise the teacher with cameras on:


surprised the sweetest teacher on our last day of class 🥺❤️ #HolidayCrafts #CancelTheNoise #UpTheBeat #fyp

♬ original sound – lauren herrle

You can see how much they care when you can see their faces.

This teacher acknowledges a little guy’s hard work:


♬ Pretty Girl – Clairo

Sometimes a high-five is not enough—he needed a hug.

This teacher confiscates a passed note and is surprised by what it says:


*you’re lol but I’ll take it 🥰 #middleschoolteacher #passingnotes #middleschool #cryingteacher

♬ suara asli – gabut woi – gabut woi

They’re not always up to no good!

This teacher is overwhelmed even before she sees what the students have for her:


she deserves the world ❤️ everyone tag the Steelers! #fyp#foryou#teacherappreciation#steelersfan #steelers#NFL#viral #blowthisup#teacher#wholesome #xyzbca #blowthisup #footballtiktok

♬ ALL MINE – Brent Faiyaz

You can tell these kids really know and love their teacher. Miss PowPow for the win!

This student waited so patiently to tell her teacher what she really thinks of her:


She told me she had something nice to say… I just didn’t expect it to be this sweet. This made my day! 😭💗#bestjob #teacher #sosweet #foryou #fyp

♬ original sound – Mrs. Reed

We bet her heart is “beautifuler” than a star.

This teacher challenges herself not to cry … and loses:


Days since crying: 0 … these notes mean more than you can imagine. #teacher #middleschoolteacher #teaching #cryingteacher

♬ Get You The Moon – Kina

We really never know what influence we’re having on the students sitting in the desks in front of us. Notes like these make us remember why we do what we do.

Teachers, bookmark this page for when you need a reminder about the difference you’re making in the lives of students. It’s easy to forget you’re changing the world. 

Which video was the most moving to you? Let us know in the comments.

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Ready for a good cry after a hard week? These TikTok teachers are ready to help you out with their moving tributes to teaching.