Among the values shown by many people around the world is solidarity. Through selfless acts and great support for outside causes, especially in difficult situations, they change another person’s life. A clear example of this was reflected by the sixth-year students of the Maria Auxiliadora Institutelocated in Chajarí, Entre Rios, who They surprised a colleague with a gesture that -undoubtedly- will never be forgotten. The story went viral on social networks and the young people received hundreds of compliments. “I burst into tears”expressed in dialogue with THE NATIONthe protagonist.
In Argentina it became common to see painful situations of bullying and abuse in the classroom. However, this time the scenario was totally different. a young call Delphine DiPierro shared a video on TikTok of the moment when, together with other students, They gave the ticket to go to Bariloche, Río Negro, to Belén Arbelais, a student who could not afford the graduate trip. Quickly, the attitude of the teenagers went viral and moved the entire country.
“They made me enter the classroom, We were in free time. The first thing I thought was ‘we have to do another job more’. I went through the door, everyone looked at me and some recorded with their cell phones, “explained the young woman in dialogue with this medium.
Then, and as it was visualized in the images, one of her friends called her and handed her a mysterious box: “I did not know and did not expect what it was. When I opened it, I saw a postcard from our group, in which we were all together. Underneath there was a writing that said ‘Belén, you’re going to Bariloche’”.
About what he felt at that moment, he recalled: “I couldn’t believe it, when i saw the ticket i burst into tears all morning and my family too. My sister was moved, since she was able to travel at the time and now I couldn’t. It was a great opportunity, I didn’t expect it and they made me very happy”.
Regarding the economic situation that he is going through and that did not allow him to pay for the trip, he maintained that the Expenses involving the last year of school, added to the current context, did not allow him to raise enough money: “We had nothing saved and my classmates made me this surprise. It is an emotion for me, I am very happy with the news, I cannot believe it”.
For its part, the author of the publication explained the reasons why they decided to have that gesture and gave details of the exciting scenario they experienced. “It arose from the grouping of the two sixths, with the intention of giving him the opportunity to travel with us. She always integrated, she always helped us to organize the different events that we had to do, sell advance tickets, he was in everything. It was our way of saying thank you.”
The publication exceeded 2 million views and has more than 300 thousand I like it, with comments piling up to this day. “For those who say and think that the kids are lost, they are class conscious and teach the value of friendship and love”, wrote a young man. “What a thrill. In 2003 my classmates from the Colegio Virgen del Pilar, in La Plata, they had the same huge gesture with me, since my parents were out of work, ”said another user.
Because of her way of being and the bonds she forged, Belén was surprised and now You can live an unforgettable experience with your colleagues.