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It’s the little things.

Corey Williams
October 31, 2018

A Virginia Beach school cafeteria worker is using “talking bananas” to motivate kids.

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Stacey Truman, cafeteria manager at Kingston Elementary School, delights students (and teachers) by writing inspirational messages on the fruit.

"I do it for my kids at home, so why not bring it here and do it for them because they are like my kids," Truman told WTKR.” Most of them I came up with myself because I would just think about what you would tell a kid or what you would want to hear yourself.”

“Your smart,” “You are enough,” and “Be a great friend” are among the messages inscribed on the peels.

Students at the school have started calling them “talking bananas.”

"They're reading it as they come through the line," Truman says. "It may not be what they choose, you know, that just wasn't the fruit that they wanted for the day, but they were still like, 'Oh, that's pretty cool.'"

We’re so glad that the students at Kingston Elementary have such a shining example of how, sometimes, small gestures can make a big impact.

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