Teacher gets a tattoo of a gift from her student: ‘That little boy has no idea the power of his actions’

A teacher received a gift so great from one of her students that she had to get it tattooed on her. 

Taylor Buckner (@taylorbuckner._) had one of her elementary students come into class with a blue paper butterfly, which he then offered her after she complimented it.

“He says, ‘His name is Larry, and I want to give Larry to you,’” she said. Buckner then took Larry and put the butterfly in the back of her phone. Later, she spoke to her boss to show off the butterfly. Then, Buckner received a cute and wholesome explanation for what the butterfly stood for. 

“She says, ‘He told me he was going to give this butterfly to the most beautiful person,’” Buckner said in her video. She was astounded and moved by the reasoning.

“That little boy has no idea the power of his actions, of what he did today,” she said. 

Buckner was so moved by the gesture that she decided to give herself a permanent reminder. 

“Now I kind of want to get Larry tattooed on me,” Buckner said. 

Her video has over 1.6 million views, and several viewers encouraged her to get the butterfly tattooed. 

“YES 100% GET LARRY TATTOOED,” said @dj_bigsauce.

“Yes! I am usually against tattoos. But this is one of the times it should be done. His actions are so precious,” replied @itsme22jaja.

Buckner posted a video shortly after showing off her new arm tattoo. 


Replying to @lynnemery763 LARRY FOREVER 🥹🦋 s/o to my phenomenal artist @sjctattoos for making this happen so quickly and bringing Larry’s beauty to life 💙 #teacher #student #update #viral #tattoo #butterfly #kindness #spreadlove #elementaryteacher #sosweet #powerofkindness #tattoos

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Viewers were big fans of Larry the tattoo and just wanted one more thing to complete the story — a reaction from the students.

“Please post your students reaction to you getting Larry tatted on you,” said @alwaysajrzgirl.

According to Buckner, she won’t see that student until Friday but is fully prepared to share the reaction. 

What was once a simple kind gesture is now a permanent piece of art on the teacher’s arm.

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