Parents send special thanks to day care teacher to help her buy a new car

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mom and dad who send their kid to a local day care want the teacher to know they appreciate everything she does so they nominated her for FOX 4's Pay It Forward award.

Johnie's parents say teaching toddlers is a gift and they want Miss. Shaw at Guidance Day Care to know how much they appreciate all that she does for them.

"Recently I heard she was buying a car," Johnie Brooks said.  "I really want to help her with that, help her get back and forth to work."

Johnie and Kimberley Lovelady say Miss. Shay even spends her own money on the children and they are thankful for that.

"I love my kids," Miss. Shay said after being presented with $300. "It's just nice to hear that I'm appreciated sometimes."

FOX 4 loves your ideas for our future Pay it Forward stories. To nominate someone who’s not a relative, click on this link.