I mean, bananas have plenty of blank space, so if you’re going to pick a slate for your “go get ’em” messages every day, they kind of make sense.
All teasing aside, this story 100% melts my heart, because it feels so good to know that all of the people who interact with our kids on a daily basis really see them, and have their best interests at heart.
Which is exactly what this Virginia elementary school cafeteria worker is proving with her “talking bananas” full of encouragement and positive thoughts for her kids. Her name is Stacey Truman, and she’s worked at Kingston Elementary School in Virginia for almost a decade – and she’s also a mom.
“I do it for my kids at home, so I decided to bring it here because they are like my kids, too.”
Her banana messages include things like “keep going,” “you’re a superhero,” “always do your best,” and “you are loved” – all messages that kids can benefit from hearing every single day.
The kids love the bananas and the messages, and are the ones who dubbed the fruity notes “talking bananas.”
Stacey’s little bits of banana inspiration have gone viral since the school’s principal, Sharon Shewbridge, began sharing the messages on Twitter.
“I shared it on social media because we need more positive messages out there. Mrs. Truman is so encouraging and does so much for the students and staff at Kingston. It would be great if all of our school cafeterias were able to share messages like this for their students.”
You may not have access to a bunch of kids and a bunch of bananas every day, but the message remains the same – if we look hard enough, we can all find small ways to encourage and boost someone’s confidence every single day.
No fruit required.