So around a month ago, in passing, I mentioned to my mentor teacher that I was in my college's theatre department's talent show. He's a huge Broadway fan (his wife got him into it), so he had me give him the time and place and he said he was going to show up with his wife. So the talent show was tonight, and indeed he showed up. With around 50 of our students. Apparently he mentioned it to his classes and encouraged them to come support me. No extra credit, no incentives, nothing: just pure support. I didn't even know they were there until I got on stage with my friends and introduced our skit. My reaction was somewhere along the lines of . It's times like this where I realize how lucky I am to be placed with such an amazing teacher and to have such amazing support and cooperation from the students. Sorry, gushy teacher moment! I've been having a crappy week so this really perked me up.