Preschool teacher promises to pay it forward following Rob’s classroom surprise

Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 07:56:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- In a classroom filled with pre-schoolers, Enid Graves should be ready for anything. But the teacher at Mary Scott Regional Preschool Learning Center in Richmond appeared to be taken by surprise when Rob Cardwell walked into her classroom with some good news.  All month long, the CBS 6 news team will be in the community, helping people through random acts of kindness. We hope those who are helped will be inspired to pay it forward. If you've been inspired to pay it forward, click here to share your story.

"CBS 6 has given us the opportunity to randomly bless people," Rob explained. "I have a very soft spot in my heart for teachers. Especially teachers like you."

Ms. Graves, who has been teacher for more than 20 years, is also helping put her own children through college. One daughter said her mother sacrificed a lot to "raise them right."

"Thank you so much," Ms. Graves said after Rob handed her a stack of gift cards.

Ms. Graves said she would have no problem paying her good fortune forward and planned to help someone else in need.

WTVR CBS 6 has partnered with Union Bank & Trust for the Month of Giving.