People pay tribute to their English teachers

We firmly believe that English teachers are the backbone of society. They inspire creativity, help you thrive, and encourage you to pursue your dreams. In our experience, anyway!

No one knows that better than Adele, who kindly reunited with her eighth grade teacher ‘Miss’ McDonald on Sunday night’s ITV special.

The clip – in which the tearful singer gushed over her ‘friendly’ and ‘cool’ English teacher – exploded overnight, prompting thousands of Tweeters to pay tribute to their own educators online.

During a Q&A segment, Adele stan’s new discovery Emma Thompson asked the superstar if anyone had “inspired […] or protected [her]”When she was younger.

The singer remembered one teacher in particular, who taught English and “streetdance in the canteen”. She explained how Miss McDonald taught her students to “care…and she cared about us”.

In the biggest twist of the night, the Nanny McPhee the actress revealed the former teacher was in the audience. Adele and her inspiration reunited, leaving viewers to grab a box of tissues from home.

Adele has reunited with her eighth grade English teacher, Miss McDonald. [Credit: ITV]

ITV posted the clip on social media, virtually breaking the internet overnight. The video was retweeted by hundreds of accounts, making a mass of people nostalgic for their own school experiences.

“I also have an English teacher that I talk about until today,” said user Stephanie Forster. “I combed through my old emails trying to find her contact. I hope I find Mrs. Bush one day.”

Credit: Twitter/@Virtuous_Yaa
Credit: Twitter/@Virtuous_Yaa

“I really appreciate my English teacher who taught me so much about logical reasoning and how to be a decent human being,” said a second.

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Credit: Twitter/@_Langaman

“My teacher changed my life too… Thank you Ms. Carmen,” said a third.

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Credit: Twitter/@ivancalderonr

Some users cited their English teachers as the reason they made creative writing their career, including one woman who joked with her teacher “kept me after class, made me read The Guardian“.

Old Glasses box The star, Reverend Kate Bottley, also paid tribute to the teacher who inspired her the most. “Mine was Mrs. Page (Myers Grove 1987) I loved her #Adele30”.

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Credit: Twitter/@revkatebottley

“I was an introverted queer writer, so naturally I spoke to my English teacher more than my peers and had a close connection with her. She was one of the first people I never said i was non-binary [sic]” revealed an anonymous user.

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Credit: Twitter/@gizzverse

One teacher even spoke on behalf of students he had helped in the past. “It warms my heart to see my former students tagging me in the video of Adele and her English teacher. I’ve told them before and I’ll say it again – I WILL PROTECT YOUR DREAMS. So happy and proud that everyone world is moving now”.

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Credit: Twitter/@fgrbrt

“For me it was Ms. Leena,” another person tweeted. “My English teacher at St. Michaels who made me fall in love with English. #Adele30”.

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Credit: Twitter/@JavKhal

We are so here for this heartwarming content! Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll call our English teachers and tell them we love them.