One dedicated teacher made a final request on behalf of her students, and what she asked for will leave you in tears...

As a teacher, you always strive to do the very best for your students.

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But one teacher went above and beyond her duty after making one final request on her death bed.

Her wish was at her funeral, children would bring backpacks filled with school supplies.


Now many schools struggle with supplies, so her final wish was a selfless way to give back one last time.

The pictures have left everyone feeling emotional...

Fifty-eight-year-old Georgia teacher, Tammy Waddell, died from stomach cancer.

And people are in awe of her good nature.

Tammy Waddell worked as an elementary teacher in Forsyth County Schools for thirty years...

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In her final weeks, she made one last request on behalf of her students.

Rather than having them bring flowers to her funeral...

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Waddell's obituary asked that instead, donations be made to Project Connect, a program that provides backpacks to needy students.

Paul Holbrook, a spokesman for the funeral home, told CNN:

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"That day we received roughly about 130 backpacks filled with school supplies -- anything a student would need for at least half of the school year -- and they continue to come in."

Her son, Kevin Waddell said:

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"Part of what I loved about my mom was the passion she had as a teacher. It's one of the inspirations that led me to the profession. She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention… she was just focused on the love."

Hundreds attended Waddell's funeral service...

All wearing backpacks filled with school supplies.

Waddell's cousin and fellow teacher, Brad Johnson, tweeted the images...

"She was very inspirational in me achieving all that I have," Johnson told Good Morning America. "She was as quick to give a hug as she was quick to give supplies to students who needed it."

Johnson's tweet received thousands of retweets and replies from all over the world.

Her story has even reached as far as the UK, where people have been offering to send school supplies in her honor.

"She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention… she was just focused on the love," her son Kevin added. "The message she would try and deliver at this point is to donate to your local schools. It doesn't have to be here specifically."

Waddell is survived by her husband of forty-one years, 2 sons, and 4 grandchildren.

What a wonderful woman!

Rest in peace.