Michigan teacher goes viral on TikTok after sweet retirement send-off from students

It was an emotional walk out of Northview High School for Sheridan Steelman, and the moment has since gone viral after bring shared on TikTok.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan, educator started teaching at the school 50 years ago, when she was 22.
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But, Steelman decided, "if I was still enjoying myself and the students were still getting a lot from me, I would stay."
And so on her last day of school, she asked her principal to walk her out the door.
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There were hugs and a few tears, as seen on the TikTok video posted by Steelman's daughter, Katherine Steelman.
"It was so nice to see my students, it was such a beautiful thing," Steelman said.
She said she felt for teachers who have left the profession in recent years due to the pandemic who were not given the same type of send-off.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTERThe video, Steelman said, is "a tribute to teaching."
When asked what she's going to miss most, the literature teacher named her students as well as her "inspirational" colleagues.
"Every day we [my students and I] explored literature together and had a wonderful back-and-forth exchange.