Nine-year-old Parker Williams tries his best to live by the motto "pay it forward".
For Parker, the decision to do something good came easy, he says paying it forward meant a pay raise for the one person who he says has an important job -- his teacher.
"Well, I think she's a really kind teacher, and she has her own way of teaching and she spends time on everybody," Parker says.
So, he spent the $15 he received for his birthday on her.
He also added a thank you note, saying, "Dear Mrs. Chambers, I don't think that teachers get paid enough for what they do, so, will you accept this gift?"
"The first reaction was my eyes welling up with tears," says Parker's mom, Jennifer Williams.
Parker's mom and dad never knew about his pay raise plans, they found the note in his backpack along with his teacher's response.
Parker's dad Darrell Williams put the note on his Facebook page,where it quickly went viral