Frances is a nice 77-year-old lady that works at an elementary school and there’s nothing that she loves more than the students to go there. Even though she’s not involved with the actual classes they teach there, she likes to be part of everyone’s lives by doing small things that matter. She is a janitor and never considered herself to be important in that environment, but when she was called through the speakers… she was left speechless.
20. What Is Happening?
She heard her name as she was walking on the hallways, as she normally does. Whatever they would call her out for had to be something important. The entire assembly was there, but what for?
19. The Special Janitor
A janitor at Belle Elementary School, Frances Buzzard was good at doing her job and all the kids loved her. Always serious about what she was doing, at the same time she was a friend to the pupils.
18. The Past Digger
The Principal of the school where Frances works did a little digging and found out something about her past. However, even though the gesture might not seem appropriate, the discovery changed Frances’ life.
17. A Hall Fool Of Students
One day, the principal gathered all the 200 students into the assembly hall to be witnesses at what was about to happen. After that, Frances was called by the principal over the loudspeaker. She then knew that something was up. What could they possibly want?
16. The Hiding Must Stop
Belle Elementary School’s Principal unintentionally found out something about the old lady. As disappointed as she was that the janitor was hiding such important information from her, she decided to take the situation into her own hands. Not wanting to give it up to the staff member, she decided to work along the students and get ready to confront the janitor.
15. She Knew Nothing
Frances, the janitor, was going through her normal day making sure that the kitchen is scrubbed until it gleamed and that the floors are polished. She did not know that something was happening behind her back all until she heard her name being called in the assembly hall over the loudspeaker. What was her reaction?
14. The Wonder
Frances did not know what to expect. She thought that maybe a mess needs to be cleaned or that someone needs help. As the suspense was growing, she felt her stomach knotting.
13. The Walk Of Shame
Walking down the hall, she was approaching the closed door of the assembly hall. She was not expecting anything good from being called over the loudspeaker, but this time she was wrong.
12. The Process
She was aware that the assembly hall was booked for this timeslot which meant that it was full of students. No matter how bad what she did was, she was sure that they would all be disappointed…
11. Almost There
Staying in front of the door she could only think of what could go bad. Is any of the pupils having a problem with her? Must she retire? Perhaps she was being dismissed. She did not know why she was called there, but she was about to find out.
When she opened the door all of the kids in the room were king at her which made her believe that if the whole school is there, it means that what she did was out of the ordinary. She was expecting to be scolded, but on the contrary, something else happened.
9. Happy Birthday!
Instead of hearing what she did wrong, she was surprised to be welcomed with a class of students and staff members singing Happy Birthday to her in unison. She froze due to the big surprise and could not believe her eyes and ears. But she couldn’t stop thinking if they know about her secret…
8. The Big Surprise
In the end, it was the students who came up with the idea, and the principal could not refuse them. Frances has always been a hardworking and loyal employee and having her as part of the staff was already a blessing. With that being said it meant that they need to do something for her!
7. An Even Bigger Secret
The big secret that Frances was hiding came out as the school principal was good at digging for information. Besides her birthday, she has also found out that Frances has never had a birthday party or even celebrate it with a cake. She decided that something needed to be done, so the preparation began.
6. Getting Ready
The principal helped the students make a Happy Birthday banner for Frances, and she has also ordered cupcakes for everyone. Another part to the surprise was a special slideshow. It consisted of pictures of historical moments that had her face photoshopped on them.
5. Best Commemoration
Being on the planet for 77 years is no easy task. Frances got the message and her eyes filled with tears of joy. Frances had never had a birthday party because her parents had been poor when she was growing up and they simply couldn’t afford it.
4. Never The Birthday Girl
Because she was brought up in a low-income family that could barely afford the necessities, Frances has never been celebrated on her birthday. What was it like?
3. A Tough Childhood
When Frances was asked if she has ever had a birthday party, she said that she didn’t. That was not the only celebration missing. Not even Christmas was a reason for party in her family.
2. The First Birthday Party
Having the first birthday party in 77 years, Frances was filled with gratitude. That is one day she will never forget as she, for the first time, had all the attention for herself.
It is critical to make sure that the people in your life know that you appreciate them. Do not let a day pass without at least telling them.