Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates shared a message of thanks for the school librarian at Seattle’s View Ridge Elementary, which he attended, to mark World Teachers Day.

What Happened: The billionaire said he was thinking about Blanche Caffiere on Oct. 6 —  a day marked to commemorate the 1966 signing of the UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers.

Gates said Caffiere was the school librarian when he was 9 years old and took him “under her wing and taught me that my love of reading was a strength. To this day, I think about how she changed my life.”

This #WorldTeachersDay, I’m thinking …

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