The seeds of Empathy were sown a decade ago as we traveled the world learning how education had taken shape. The roots of Empathy burrowed deep into the fertile soil that Harvard offered us years ago. But it was during the lockdown as dark clouds of fear spanned the horizon, schools closed, and people fled, that Empathy blossomed. As we worked with our Banjar, and our families, Empathy spouted. Storms came, thunder cracked, rain poured, and Empathy weathered. For 213 school days this year Empathy thrived and gave our students an abundance of learning activities and a life without fear and collective trauma. Let's continue the spirit. To be the changes we want to see.