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MADISONVILLE, La. – A Louisiana middle school teacher is taking a message of positivity to students, emblazoning affirmative messages on his truck.

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John Wondergem parks his truck in front of Madisonville Jr. High for the hundreds of students at the school to see the messages when they walk by, WDSU reported.

“Obviously, these are words we want people to say about themselves, but also there’s a lot of power in the words we speak,” Wondergem said. “Valuable is probably one of the ones I love the most. Loved is another one. I think all of us need to feel loved.”

Students see the phrase “you are” festooned by a cloud of positive words on the truck including “creative,” “strong,” “awesome,” “unique,” “kind” and “needed,” Wondergem’s favorite.

“The idea of needed is that everybody has a place,” he said. “You may not fit in with this particular crowd or that particular crowd, and you may not necessarily have the same opinions or agreements as everybody else, but your presence and what you bring to this world, is needed.”

School leaders plan to add the positive messaging to curriculum, WDSU reported.

“One of the things that we always try to encourage our students to do is to know who they are. Not what people say about them and not some negative thing they see on social media,” Wondergem said. “So, this school year, we’ll have kids choose a word that they can grab a hold of a levitate toward and identify themselves with throughout this year.”