When Tammy Waddell, an elementary school teacher in Forsyth County, GA, found out that she had cancer for the second time, she knew she wanted to do one last good deed for her students in the short time she had left. So rather than asking for flowers at her own funeral, the 58-year-old educator opted for friends and family to donate school supplies instead. And according to a tweet from her cousin Brad Johnson, people seriously delivered.
Brad snapped a photo of all of the backpacks filled with school supplies lining both sides of the aisle with the caption: "My cousin's final request at her funeral was backpacks full of supplies for needy students instead of flowers. A teacher to the end."
Unsurprisingly, the photo quickly went viral, and now people are jumping at the chance to donate. Read through to see just how much of an impact Tammy made on her community.