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Teacher Breaks Down Over Emotional Birthday Surprise From Students (Video)

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The moment a Texas teacher broke down after his students surprised him with a birthday cake went viral (video below).

In a short clip of the incident, English teacher Kyle Simpler walks into his classroom to shouts of "happy birthday" from students. 

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"Oh my god!" Simpler exclaims as he's led to his desk while students sing "Happy Birthday" to him. One of the students, David Tubig, presents him with a gift from the class and a large blue cake. 

Student Saeya Esparza, 16, can be heard saying "awww," as Simpler is overcome with emotion.

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"Thank you," he says through tears.

According to Esparza, who uploaded video of the surprise to Twitter, Simpler hadn't had a birthday cake presented to him in about 10 years.

The video quickly went viral, prompting viewers to praise the students for their thoughtful gesture.

"I cried. I think that is beautiful," one viewer wrote. "You made him smile so much and everyone sounds really excited. Good for you guys."

Watch the emotional clip below.

Sources: Daily Mail, Sae/Twitter / Photo credit: YouTube