I was abused as a child/teen, I never told him, but he was one of the only adults or teachers who actually seemed like he cared about me. He gave all his students attention, and respect. Although I was scared to tell him about what was happening at home, his kindness was enough to give me comfort.
One of the only teacher I had in the 1990's who didn't judge the students or put them down if they weren't model students, he sees the good in all people.
Mr. Fletcher - how cool is this?! How could a teacher who can identify Spongebob not be the best? KT