A cafeteria manager in Virginia saw an opportunity to share positive messages with the young students at her school and it has made a huge impact. Stacey Truman writes inspirational notes on bananas to the kids at Kingston Elementary School in Virginia Beach before she serves them. The fruit has cheerful messages like “Smile,” “Be your best self” and “If you dream it, you can achieve it” and the kids love it.
School principal Sharon Shewbridge says the students started calling them “talking bananas” and she shared Truman’s story on social media. When Dole heard about the encouraging “talking bananas,” the fruit company donated 550 bananas to the school for the cause. It’s a small gesture, but it’s had a big impact on these little kids.