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CALIFORNIA (CBS NEWS) – It’s not easy for any child to transition to a new school and make new friends, and it’s especially hard for a transfer student like Rafael Anaya, who doesn’t speak English yet.
The 10-year-old boy, who only speaks Spanish, often found himself sitting alone at lunch — that is, until Amanda Moore came along and broke the language barrier.
The fifth-grader at Paloma Elementary School in Temecula, California, noticed how lonely Rafael seemed and decided to keep him company. But when she tried to introduce herself, she realized the boy didn’t speak her language.
Instead of shrugging her shoulders and walking away, Amanda turned to Google Translate. After a few attempts, she crafted a letter written completely in Spanish.
Unsure if it was accurate, the girl went home from school that day and asked her mom to proofread.
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