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Student surprises Richmond principal: 'Thank you for all that you do'

Principal: 'I'm very blessed to be able to do what I do'
Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 19:07:39-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- In an effort to make Christmas brighter for those in the community, CBS 6 and Virginia Credit Union have teamed up to present the Month of Giving.

Every day, a member of the CBS 6 family will be out in the community surprising someone with a holiday gift.

Reporter Gabrielle Harmon recently surprised Chimborazo Elementary School Principal David Peck because a student wanted to thank him for his hard work during this unusual year.

"I got a message from Rhonda and Aubrey," Harmon said. "Because they want us to thank you for all that you do, all that you've been doing... as a teacher, as an educator, as a principal, and really just as a person for young men to look up to."

Principal Peck said he will make sure the gift goes back to the school and his students.

"This is amazing and I thank you so much for the surprise and the support," Principal Peck said. "I'm very blessed to be able to do what I do. And you know, that's a gift in and of itself to be able to give to others and I'm just very thankful for that. Thank you for the surprise."

Thank you, Principal Peck and to all of our educators for their dedication and commitment to our students.

Brightening the community's Christmas season is part of CBS 6's Month of Giving mission. Watch for the CBS 6 Month of Giving each day this December on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com.