This Teacher Knitted Tiny Dolls of All 23 Kids in Her Class Because She Misses Them

Since schools were closed due to COVID-19 lockdowns, parents had to homeschool their kids, and many children were missing their friends and routine. Teachers are affected by the changes too and had to adjust to taking their classes online through video calls but this doesn’t achieve the same intimacy as a traditional classroom.

This Dutch primary school teacher Miss Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Duin was missing her students so much that she crafted 23 knitted dolls, representing them. Meinster-Van der Duin is a primary school teacher at the Dr. H.Bavinck school in Haarlem, Netherlands, and ever since her school closed its doors, she’s struggled with not being able to see her beloved students every day. She said: “It was all up and running that the school closed. It all hit me like this. The children were no longer in school. And I miss them so much.

After seeing a similar knitted doll project on Pinterest, Meinster-Van der Duin decided to create tiny, textile versions of her 23 students. Each cute doll features an impressive amount of detail, and has an outfit, according to the student’s style in real life, and Meinster-Van der Duin has even included glasses, hair bows, and other accessories for some.

And she even dedicated a kitten doll representing herself as a teacher.

She was able to give each of her students their doll after they recently returned to school (one by one) to collect the belongings they had left behind pre-lockdown. Each child was delighted to get their “mini-me,” and Meinster-Van der Duin has already committed to knitting dolls for her new class next year. Even some of the other teachers at the school have asked Meinster-Van der Duin to knit dolls of their students, but the busy crafter has had to decline by saying, “No, there’s no time for that.”

People found her idea to be beyond adorable

People Share “Unwritten Rules” of the Society That Everyone Should Follow, and Here Are 20 of Them

In order for us to function in a healthy society, there’s a set of unwritten rules we have to follow. Those are one of the things that no school teaches you, and at some point, you have to learn that yourself. Some call them good manners, some call them rules, or maybe just common sense.

However you name it, society has a rule book that ‘forces’ people to behave and be good to one another. In order to do that you have to be aware of these “unwritten rules”. Therefore, today we will share some with you.

One Reddit user asked a question: “What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” And there were quite some people who shared their wisdom with the internet. People were listing things that should be common knowledge but for some reason aren’t, and it’s about time everyone learned them. Therefore, scroll down below to check out this list of “rules” we compiled for you. And if you know another one that hasn’t been mentioned, make sure to share it with us in the comment section.



If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.- Soft-Problem


Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common curtesy anymore. –



If you borrow something, give it back in the same condition.- Ryastor




If someone is giving you a ride you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up. –Thatweirdboringdude


Let us get off the lift/train before you try to barge on ffs – Melassia


The last one to go to bed has to turn the light off. –Rebeca2277


When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They don’t need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.- sebastianrileyt2


If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them the fuck alone!-



Put the shopping cart back where it GOES! –brock0124


If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music. – AgeOfWomen


Quit pissing on public toilet seats. – kpeterson159


When someone else is paying the bill you shouldn’t order something very pricey (it’s understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat) –yomomma1000


The “wave” of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. Its just polite – dishyboii


Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs. – jdward01


Wear deodorant if you are out in public. –kyogre120·


If someone can’t fix an aspect of their appearance in five minutes or less, don’t mention it.- greentea2727


PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic) – keri112493





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