April 7th, 2014
10:27 AM ET

Teacher Sends Former Students Their Letters From The Past

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a retired teacher fulfills a promise he made to his students 20 years ago by sending them letters written by their former selves.  CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

In 1994, as part of an English assignment,Canadian teacher Bruce Farrer had his 9th grade students write letters to their future selves.

He hung on to the letters for two decades, tracked down where they lived, and then, as he said he would, he mailed the letters out.

"I was trying to think of some assignment that would be special," Farrer said. "It just sort of came up."

By the time he retired in 2002, five large boxes had been filled with letters.

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  1. Marc

    I was one of Mr. Farrer's students and I received my letter a couple weeks ago. He was always everyone's favorite teacher and I think I can still hear him reciting every word of Shakespeare's Macbeth. He was truly a great teacher and a wonderful example of someone who actually cares about his students. Thank you Mr. Farrer!

    April 7, 2014 at 11:01 am | Reply

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