Chancey Bush
Hairless service cat Blossom, a 1-year-old sphynx, is held by second-graders during a presentation about kindness and empathy presented by Barbara Wickham at West Jeff Elementary School.
Students learn to celebrate differences from veteran’s therapy cat

It isn’t easy being different. Whether you’re the new kid at school or a disabled military veteran or a cat without a coat, being different can draw the judgmental eye of everyone around you and leave you feeling lonely and isolated.

But one recent morning at West Jefferson Elementary School, all of those differences were celebrated through the lens of kindness.