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Hanky time: Eighth-grader plays "Same Love" for gay teacher | VIDEO

A Canadian eighth-grader recently had a very heartwarming surprise for his gay teacher.

With the school year ending soon, the teacher decided to add a little fun to the class. Every morning he allows his students to watch an appropriate "YouTube of the Day" video, after he reviews it.

Going against the grain and persuaded by the student, the teacher let the student choose a video without him reviewing it, as Buzz Feed notes.

"So this morning, Harry comes up to me and says, 'I have a video I want to play,'" the teacher explained, as quoted by BuzzFeed. "Now I preview things for a reason. There are enough horror stories out there of teachers accidentally showing their kids porn for me to be very careful what I show my class. So I tell him to send it to me because, y’know, them’s the rules. 'I really want to show it,' he says back. 'You’ll like it, I promise. It’s a music video.'"

Once the student pressed play, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" video about equality and the support of gay marriage began blaring from the speakers.

"I cried the proudest tears I have ever shed," the teacher confessed.

It wasn't the song's first appearance in a classroom. In November, a Michigan-based performing arts teacher was suspended without pay for playing "Same Love" to her students in class, though she was later re-instated following public outcry.

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