On a rough day in his battle against cancer, teacher Ben Ellis received a wonderful gift from the students of his school – a gift of music and love.
Ben Ellis is a Latin and Bible studies teacher at the Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville in Tennessee, USA. A beloved teacher to his students, Ben was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Despite his illness, he continued teaching until last week, even as he underwent radiation treatment and chemotherapy,CNN reported.
However last week he was reportedly having a rough day after having received some bad news.
To support him, and show him how loved he was, his school responded with a grand gesture.
Nate Morrow, the school's headmaster, told CNN, "The high school principal said, 'Ben has loved us well. Stop what you're doing, load up the buses. We're going to his house to worship with him."
And so over 400 of his students stood outside his house and sang songs of worship.
Musician Tim McGraw recently shared a video of the hundreds of students standing outside Ben's house and singing for him as he watched from his window.
The video has been viewed 23 million times and shared 446,055 times at the time of writing this piece.
Watch the video here:
a friend sent this to me today. Ben Ellis is a Nashville area high school teacher battling cancer. The entire student body (400+ students plus HS faculty) drove to his house to worship with him. Our thoughts and Prayers are with him and his family..... So precious and kind.Posted by Tim McGraw on Saturday, September 10, 2016