Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a third-grade teacher known as Ms. Fitz, became an overnight internet sensation after draining an epic full-court shot in front of her students. As an added bonus, everyone in the classroom got a free hot chocolate because she made the shot.
Ms. Fitz, who played college basketball at Rutgers, came through with the big shot and had the playground going wild.
The video was first shared by Holy Trinity School in Georgetown on December 20, and it has since continued to gain steam as it went viral from the pure joy of the kids.
As it turns out, Kathleen Fitzpatrick is no stranger to draining shots under pressure from her playing days.
She even got an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter to relive the special moment.
"Did they not know that you've done this before⁉️"
— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) December 23, 2021
This is the kind of content we all need at this time of year.
Hats off to Ms. Fitz, and all of the great teachers around the country.
And if you enjoyed the feel-good story, Holy Trinity School sent a follow-up message about their Annual Fund which accepts donations of any amount that goes towards financial aid and full scholarships to the school. Donations can be made here.
"Keep spreading joy!"
Holy Trinity School with a follow-up message on their IG after teacher Ms. Fitz goes viral for this INCREDIBLE bucket 👏 pic.twitter.com/rC0dMwwtQA
— CBC Sports (@cbcsports) December 23, 2021