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This Teacher Filmed His Special Education Students Trying To Hula-Hoop And It’s So Pure

My heart 😭❤️

Posted on March 29, 2019, at 2:27 p.m. ET

A video of two Malaysian special education students hula-hooping has gone viral online.

The video was taken by Muhamad Fazri Hassan, a 26-year-old teacher at SK Gas school in Sandakan town in Sabah, Malaysia.

Muhamad Fazri Hassan / Supplied

Hassan teaches in the school’s special education program and filmed the video during a PE class earlier this month.

Ramai pula yang dm tanya pasal budak kat video ni. Nama dia Maisarah. Murid pendidikan khas kategori Global Development Delayed.Tahun 2. Video ni diambil masa kami buat drilling untuk kejohanan Olahraga PPKI MSSD Sandakan. Tak minta banyak, doakan mereka dapat lari 100m je.hahaha

Hassan told BuzzFeed News he usually tries to take videos when something interesting happens in his class, like when his students learn something new, so he can share it with their parents later on.

He said he initially shared the video to his Instagram stories, but it somehow made its way to Twitter, where it went viral.

After that, he decided to tweet the video himself to answer some of the questions he was receiving about special education and Maisarah, the girl in the blue scarf who has global developmental delay.

He also shared some additional videos of him with his 9- and 10-year-old students.

Hassan’s video then went viral for a second time, being watched more than 3.5 million times.

Ada chance bawa balik Gold medal tak? 🤣🤣🤣

Hassan said he has been teaching in the Special Education Integrated program at the school since January 2018 and that his students are between the ages of 7 and 12.

“We have our own classroom, separated from the mainstream students, and our own special curriculum,” he said.
Muhamad Fazri Hassan / Supplied

“We have our own classroom, separated from the mainstream students, and our own special curriculum,” he said.

The school has shared activities to promote inclusiveness and understanding of special education, he said, such as weekly assemblies and annual camping trips.

Muhamad Fazri Hassan / Supplied

The school also has a special education awareness week every year where mainstream students join special education students in their classes and interact with them, he said.

Muhamad Fazri Hassan / Supplied

People absolutely loved the heartwarming posts.

@FazriHassan Tahap kecomelan adik lebih padu dari crush abang nahhh rasain lo!

OMG they are so cute 😭❤ https://t.co/1Nz0hp8SpT

The video was shared by multiple celebrities such as Ava DuVernay and Patton Oswalt.

Just smile and keep going. #blue https://t.co/SX5FcoDh67

Oh my God her face at the end. https://t.co/vUUa0ZuQrT

Hassan said he was overwhelmed by the response as he hadn’t expected the video to go so viral.

He said that the viral content had even inspired people to ask him about the path to becoming a special education teacher.
Muhamad Fazri Hassan / Supplied

He said that the viral content had even inspired people to ask him about the path to becoming a special education teacher.

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