TAMPA - A nine–year–old Tampa boy wanted to pay it forward to a teacher he admired, so he decided to give her a pay raise.

Parker Williams sent his teacher fifteen dollars in cash, which he had received for his birthday. He included a thank you note that said "I don't think that teachers get paid enough for what they do, so will you accept this gift?" His parents didn't know about his gesture until they found the note in his backpack, along with the teacher’s reply.

She told him, "I can't accept this, but appreciate the gesture, students like you are the reason I teach." 

Parker's dad posted the pay raise idea on Facebook, and, as expected, it's gone viral.