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Will Poulter gets teary-eyed when his math teacher gives him an 'amazing' surprise on air

Will Poulter's emotional reaction to seeing his math teacher showed how important she was to him.

Will Poulter gets teary-eyed when his math teacher gives him an 'amazing' surprise on air
Cover Image Source - Will Poulter attends Harrods Iconic Dining Hall relaunch hosted by Stanley Tucci on October 5, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for Harrods)

Time and again, we've seen actors share their life stories on TV, often showing raw emotion. British actor Will Poulter recently had an emotional reunion with his childhood math teacher on BBC's "The One Show."

Image source: Will Poulter is seen, outside the Thom Browne show, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2023, on June 26, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)
Image source: Will Poulter is seen, outside the Thom Browne show, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2023, on June 26, 2022, in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)

"The Maze Runner" actor got emotional during his BBC interview, recalling his struggles with bullying in school. However, one positive influence in his life was his math teacher.

 In the opening moments of the clip, Poulter discusses his support for an anti-bullying campaign. When asked if he faced bullying, he shared that he had, calling it "unfortunate." He credited his math teacher for helping him overcome it, saying, "I did thankfully have a teacher who was very active in the space."

Image source: Will Poulter attends The Caring Family Foundation's
Image source: Will Poulter attends The Caring Family Foundation's "Food from the Heart" Campaign in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Caring Family Foundation)

 

The host mentioned the importance of good teachers and then introduced Miss Moran. Poulter was surprised to see his teacher, who then shared a heartfelt message of support and love. The teacher said, "Will I know how difficult things were for you at school and I just want you to know just how unbelievably proud I was of you then and continue to be today. You're a true inspiration and will always have my active support. Thank you for being you."



 

After the end of the message, we see Poulter teary-eyed and thanking the host for the kind gesture as he said, "Wow that's amazing. I didn't expect that, she's amazing, thank you." Poulter's emotional reaction to seeing his teacher has caught the attention of the internet with many praising the actor for his genuine nature. "That reaction to seeing his teacher was so heartwarming and genuine. No doubt there was a tidal wave of memories flooding his brain at that moment. Love seeing moments like this!" commented @bradleywalker3318 and @hasanalifayzan added: "For half a minute, I saw the bullied but grateful child having the joy of receiving a message from his human savior."

The actor battled both dyspraxia and dyslexia from a young age, and it would lead to struggles academically. However, he was able to find an outlet during his struggles and joined the school of comedy. His passion for acting kick-started thanks to drama lessons. Since his debut on the big screen, the actor has not had to look back at his tough past and has become a well-known face in the Hollywood industry

Will Poulter has found a lot of his success from "The Maze Runner" trilogy and not to forget, he did become a meme sensation for his part in the comedy flick "We're the Millers." The actor recently featured in the third installment of the  "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise where he played Adam Warlock and was appreciated for his role in the Marvel flick.

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