The Present

Our family just adopted a puppy who is part schnauzer and part jet engine.  She officially belongs to my daughter, who is doing her best to be a responsible parent.  Every morning, when my daughter gets up, I’ll hear a “wop” against our bedroom door, and open it to be assailed by the joyful bundle of leaps and bounds and licks and nibbles who seems to enjoy life even more than Will Ferrell in Elf.

So, when I ran across The Present on TheKidShouldSeeThis blog, I got a bit angry at the boy who treats his new puppy with disdain. There are some powerful messages about empathy and growth mindset in this compact video (and a happy ending), however, that could make for great class discussions.

For more inspirational videos for students, check out this Pinterest Board.

image from The Present by Jacob Frey
image from The Present by Jacob Frey
One of the few times our puppy isn't leaping all over the bulldog, grabbing his jowls and nipping at his ears.
One of the few times our puppy isn’t leaping all over the bulldog, grabbing his jowls and nipping at his ears.

 

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One thought on “The Present”

  1. I laughed out loud at your descriptions of your puppy (what a cutie-by the way). I also was mad at that kid for mistreating that puppy, but yes, a great video for empathy. Thank you again for sharing! 🙂

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