Selena Gomez paid a surprise visit to her Texas Middle School, and reminded the kids that “anything’s possible.”
The singer is currently filming a documentary about her childhood. In the process, she visited Danny Jones Middle School in Mansfield, Texas. She used her visit to reconnect with past teachers and encourage current students.
She said over the intercom, “Hello, students at Danny Jones Middle School. This is Selena Gomez talking to you. This trip, I wanted to take my best friend Courtney, and also some of my people from my label, just to show them where I grew up and how proud I am of where I’m from. Some of my teachers I got to see again, and they were part of my life for so long.”
The 27 year old also used the opportunity to talk about kindness. She said, “What I would tell them is that it’s really hard but it’s worth it. I wasn’t a straight-A student by all means, but I think it’s really important. I think it also I think it’s also important to make sure you’re being kind to someone. If you see them eating alone — like I did while I was here — just say ‘Hi’ and just encourage them in their school work and know that anything’s possible.”
Gomez’s seventh grade basketball coach recalled the singer’s time at the school. He said, “As a student, Selena was so humble and she was very kind. She had a really kind, soft spirit. Hard, hard worker. Real humble. Just a real neat kid.”
He also revealed what Gomez said to him when she moved away to pursue her career. He said, “I remember the day that she was leaving Jones. She said ‘Oh I’m just going to Florida.’ And I said ‘How come?’ She said, ‘Oh I’m just going to be in a little Disney film. I said, ‘Oh. OK.’ Because sometimes middle school kids kind of exaggerate.”
Mansfield Independent covered the Wolves singer’s visit. You can watch Selena Gomez in her Texas middle school right here.
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