Students surprise teacher who says he can’t remember last time he had a birthday cake

by Scott McKay | February 16, 2016 5:53 pm

Nice kids. This guy must be a pretty good teacher.

A teacher at a high school in Texas told his students he couldn’t remember the last time he had a birthday cake — so the students surprised him and the video is going viral.

Kyle Simpler, 56, an English teacher at Burleson High School, had to wipe back tears this week when he walked into his classroom and heard students singing “Happy Birthday!” Students also decorated the room with balloons and a birthday banner.

“Oh my god!” Simpler shouts after walking into his decorated classroom. David Tubig, one of Simpler’s students, is shown in the video giving him a birthday gift.

The video was shared on Twitter by @Saeya8[1] and has been retweeted over 30,000 times.

Earlier this week, Simpler said he couldn’t remember his last birthday cake. In a second video[2] of the birthday party, Simpler said it has been at least 10 years since he last had a birthday cake.

He’s 56, so it’s not a huge surprise. Once you get to 40 you usually don’t want to make too big a deal about your birthday anyway. But the kids seemed to like it, and so did the teacher. Besides, it got them out of having to read Milton.

Here’s video…

happy birthday Mr. Simpler ??[3]

— april 10th (@karlie_3194) February 11, 2016[4]

  1. The video was shared on Twitter by @Saeya8:
  2. In a second video:
  4. February 11, 2016:

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