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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way that we live our daily lives in so many ways. It is hard to find someone who has not been personally affected. The stock market is plummeting, businesses are being forced to close their doors, and people have been quarantined at home for the past few months. The education sector has also been affected in a number of ways.

Teachers who have never been asked to work from their own homes are required to come up with an online learning curriculum. It’s hard to adapt to a whole new way of teaching on the fly, but these educators are doing the best that they can. Of course, there’s also a human element involved here. Teachers love their students and often treat them as their own.

Miss Ingeborg teaches students in the Netherlands, at the Bavinck school. Located in Haarlem, this school has provided her with the chance to enjoy a close relationship with all of her students. When she realized how much she missed her students, she made an excellent decision.

“The children were no longer in school. And I miss them so much,” said Ingeborg. The plan that she came up with is one for the ages. We are sure that these children are going to remember this gesture for decades to come. She knitted 23 dolls, one for each of the students who she missed so dearly. It was a wonderful way for her to cope with her sad feelings.

Primary school teacher Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Duin, from the Dr. H.Bavinck school in Haarlem, missed her students so…

Posted by Stuff Dutch People Like on Thursday, May 7, 2020

It’s also a wonderful hobby to pick up during quarantine. These dolls are very intricate and each of them took roughly three hours to complete. Each girl doll got her own cardigan and each boy doll was given his own sweater, which perfectly matches their school uniforms. Best of all, she considered the personal facial features of each student.

Once the dolls were complete, she sent a picture of them to each of her students. They were so well crafted, everyone was able to find their doppelganger without any assistance. There was just one member of the class who wasn’t represented: Miss Ingeborg herself. She created her own doll and now the whole gang is back together. This is one of the sweetest gestures that we have ever seen and we implore you to pass it on.

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