This is lovely and I'm glad teachers had a positive impact on your life. I think it's most teachers' aim for children to have a positive, inclusive experience at school, and to leave their lessons with a sense of having mattered, achieved and understood.
I dedicate my first thread to you and I remember each and every one of you better than I remember the unhelpful ones. One day I hope to thank you for your help, whatever job in school that you had, and guess what, you were right. I just wanted to let you know.