Teacher’s heartwarming message helps student pursue art dream

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee


It all started with an apple in a Japanese class journal. 

As we get older, the memories of our school years may begin to slowly fade, but our favourite teachers remain ingrained in our minds forever. In Japan, the lasting impact of one kind teacher recently made news after coloured pencil artist Yuichiro Abe shared this tweet online.


先生、今も描き続けてますよ! pic.twitter.com/hoqHMJT3ol

— 長靴をはいた描 (@erumo_0384) March 16, 2021

The image on the left above shows a sketch drawn by Abe in his class journal when he was a third-year junior high school student. The class journal, which is handed over to

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