One man in Kansas has been paying it forward with his high school teachers, one check at a time. According to Yahoo News, Kevin Perz graduated from Parkway Central High school in Missouri in 1977, but he hasn’t forgotten to show his appreciation for the special teachers that impacted his life there. The latest teacher who received an unexpected gift was Marilyn Mecham. She taught his co-ed food class during her first year of teaching. Earlier this year Perz thanked her for her impact in his life with a special phone call followed by a $10,000 check. His only requirement was that the money be used to do something special for herself.