After 41 Years In The Classroom, This First-Grade Teacher Was Surprised With A Heartwarming Retirement Party This video will make you want to go hug a teacher. Maycie Thornton BuzzFeed, Video Curator 1. Mrs. Flexer was a beloved teacher for 41 years, so when she announced her retirement, her students, both current and former, decided to throw her an unforgettable retirement party to let her know how much they appreciated her. Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/v/veuSc9ZhpPY. Soul Pancake / Via youtube.com 2. When Mrs. Flexer walked into the room and saw dozens of her former students waiting for her, she was in shock. View this image › SoulPancake / Via youtube.com 3. And as she began to recognize all the familiar faces around her, including a student she had her first year of teaching, all she could say was “Oh my god!” View this image › SoulPancakes / Via youtube.com 4. After giving her a moment to let everything sink in, the students began sharing special memories they had with Mrs. Flexer. View this image › SoulPancake / Via youtube.com 5. They talked about what an enormous impact she had on their lives… View this image › youtube.com / Via SoulPancake 6. And how she helped shape them into the men and women they are today. View this image › SoulPancake / Via youtube.com 7. A student stuck taking law school exams even sent her mom to speak on her behalf. View this image › SoulPancake / Via youtube.com 8. Then they presented Mrs. Flexer with a “Medal Of Awesome.” View this image › SoulPancake / Via youtube.com 9. Thank you for your service and happy retirement Mrs. Flexer! Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! More ▾ Facebook Conversations Next On BuzzFeed videos › This Is What Happens When You Donate Your Hair Next On BuzzFeed videos › Are You Saying These Words Right?