A headteacher came to the rescue of a young boy who lost a tooth in the playground – by writing to the TOOTH FAIRY.
Little Harrison Townsend, six, was devastated when the molar fell out of his mouth – and he couldn’t find it.
He got his teachers to help scour the playground but when they gave up he feared the tooth fairy wouldn’t visit.
But luckily for Harrison, headteacher at Denbury Primary School in Devon, Jamie Stone wrote a letter to the fairy explaining what had happened.
The letter was then taken from under his pillow in return for £1 in lieu of the tooth.
Harrison’s mum, Jade, 22, of Newton Abbot, Devon, said teachers had originally been rooting around the playground on their knees, searching for the lost tooth.
She said: “Harrison’s tooth had been wobbly for about six weeks. He was messing around and playing in the wooded part of the playground when his tooth fell out.
“He couldn’t find the tooth anywhere, he had teachers and the Headteacher on their knees desperately searching for the tooth. Harrison was so upset.
“The Headteacher ran back to his office, typed out the letter and printed it off in about 20 minutes, the turnaround time was amazing! It was a really nice thing for him to do, and as soon as he gave the letter to Harrison, he stopped crying.
“Harrison was absolutely thrilled, and the tooth fairy left him the pound.”
In the letter, Mr Stone wrote: “Dear Tooth Fairy, I am writing to tell you that Harrison Townsend lost his tooth today. It fell out during playtime and he couldn’t find it on the playground.
“I am hoping that you will find this letter under his pillow tonight, instead of the tooth, and be able to forgive him for not being able to give you the tooth to turn into magic dust.
“I hope that you are well, and not too busy. Best wishes, Mr Stone.