Risha Allen is a single mother and music teacher at an elementary school. Before sending her students off to winter vacation, she left them with an original song that they song along to. Allen sang, "When we send you off for Christmas break, we hope that you'll get gifts. But here's what your teachers really wish: We hope you get hugs, love, gentle hands and voices. We hope you feel safe, warm, and get your bellies full." The video went viral on the web, receiving more than 2.6 million views.