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    17 Times Celebrities Reunited With The Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

    *Gets tissue box ready before reading this*

    National Teacher Appreciation Month may not be until May, but it's never too early to celebrate our gratitude for teachers!

    Here's some heartfelt content for the day that shows how important teachers are: These 17 celebs reunited with the teachers who made a huge impact on their lives, and it got many of them emotional.

    1. Adele

    Adele cries as she reunites with her childhood English teacher, Ms. McDonald

    2. Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Lin-Manuel Miranda tears up while watching a video message from his eighth-grade teacher, Dr. Rembert Herbert

    3. Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah cries as she reunites with her favorite teacher, Mrs. Duncan, in 1989

    4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends a 2021 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland

    Here's the Twitter exchange:

    “I only have a minute. Sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, I did not choose it, But I know that I must use it. Give account if I abuse it. Suffer, if I lose it. Only a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it.” - Dr. Benjamin E. Mays (and recited by Elijah Cummings) 💜

    @AOC / Via Twitter: @AOC

    @mjacobs324 Ms. Jacobs! Is that you?! 😭 Yes, I do remember the poems we recited in second grade! You prepared me perfectly for this moment. Thank you for teaching me, encouraging my growth, and believing in me as a child 💜

    @AOC / Via Twitter: @AOC

    5. Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington opens the Democratic National Convention in 2020

    OMG!!!! Hi 😍 Thank you for watching!!!!! And thank you for inspiring me and sooo many other students!!!

    @kerrywashington / Via Twitter: @kerrywashington

    6. Quinta Brunson

    Quinta Brunson cries as she sees her sixth-grade teacher, Ms. Abbott

    7. Tyrese Gibson

    Tyrese Gibson is surprised with a visit from his high school music teacher, Reggie Andrews

    8. Tony Hale

    Tony Hale attends the 2018 SAG Awards with Tina, his former acting teacher

    9. Venus Williams

    Venus Williams visits her first-grade teacher, Judy Vellegas

    10. Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert tells his fourth-grade teacher about her impact on him

    11. Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman surprises Chris Edmund, his old acting teacher, with a visit

    12. Muhammad Ali

    Mrs. Carter, Muhammad Ali's former teacher, hugs him on "This Is Your Life"

    13. J.J. Watt

    Mrs. Keefe gives J.J. Watt a big hug as he surprises her with gifts and a visit

    14. Prince Harry

    Prince Harry runs into his former teacher, Vicki McBratney, in 2015

    15. Darren Aronofsky

    left: Darren Aronofsky at a reception for "Catch the Fair One" on June 13, 2021, right: Vera Fried poses at the New York City premiere of "Noah"

    16. Debra Messing

    17. Ian Wright

    Ian Wright is shocked to see his former teacher, Mr. Pigden