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Online group 'adopting' Houston County teachers to show appreciation

When Heather Davis saw how popular the 'adopt a senior' Facebook pages were, she wanted to do something similar for teachers.

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Since the COVID-19 school closings, Facebook groups have started popping up encouraging people to 'adopt' high school seniors and show them some extra encouragement.

On the Adopt a Senior Houston County Facebook page, seniors are receiving kind words, cards, and even gifts from complete strangers.

When Heather Davis saw how many people were joining in, she wanted to create a similar page for teachers and school staff. As a former speech pathologist with the Houston County School District, she knew many teachers struggling with working from home and missing their students.

"They're doing things they've never had to do before, and their job is already hard," she said. "Now more than ever, we just need to tell them thank you."

So she created the Thank you Houston County teachers (and staff) Facebook page, and it quickly grew to more than 350 members.

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