ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Christmas came early for a class of second graders at Pease Elementary after a teacher’s parents surprised each student with gifts December 18.
Natalie Andrade says each of her students filled out wish lists and then her parents bought several presents off each list.
Rosalinda Sustaita, Natalie’s mother, says her generous gesture was inspired by her own humble beginnings.
"Well when I was young, I was one of those kids with a wish-list, but our family couldn’t afford it. So now that I’m able to, I want to put a smile on their face,” said Sustaita.
Ms. Andrade says her parents always give back during the holidays, but this is the first year that they bought presents for all of her students.