Sonya Romero is a kindergarten teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has one biological son and countless students who adore her.
Sonya begins each school day by asking her students a batch of unconventional questions — like whether or not they have eaten, if they need anything special to wear, or if they need to brush their teeth or comb their hair.
This compassionate teacher wants to ensure her students are provided with the best care possible. Unfortunately, some of them come from troubled homes and/or underserved populations.
Late one night, Sonya was at school when two of her former students were in crisis and needed an emergency placement home.
She did not hesitate to take them home, and she eventually became their foster mom.
When Ellen heard Sonya’s story, she knew she had to bring her to the show. Sonya was in shock when Ellen revealed a special video her school put together for her. But that wasn’t the only surprise…
Ellen doesn’t typically cry on her show, but in this case, she too broke down in tears.
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