Back in the 1940s, Lorly Schik began her long career as a teacher in the Perham school district of Minnesota — and she was a wonderful teacher at that.
And like many wonderful teachers, countless students were deeply impacted by her kind heart and unwavering guidance.
Mrs. Schik retired from teaching in 1989 — but even after so many years, she could remember the faces of each and every student who walked into her classroom over the years.
Just when she and her husband were about to celebrate her retirement by traveling cross-country, he unexpectedly passed away.
At the age of 90, life was suddenly much different than she ever could have imagined. Mrs. Schik made the emotional decision to move out of her home and into an independent living complex for seniors.
One day, Mrs. Schik turned on the local news channel in St. Paul, Minnesota, KARE 11 Sunrise.
One of the news anchors immediately struck her. “When I first saw him, I could hardly believe it…”