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Ishpeming 'greatest of all time' teacher kisses live goat on stage

 Ishpeming Middle School teacher Ryan Reichel was named GOAT, or greatest of all time, teacher and kissed a live goat on stage during talent show. (WLUC Photo)
Ishpeming Middle School teacher Ryan Reichel was named GOAT, or greatest of all time, teacher and kissed a live goat on stage during talent show. (WLUC Photo) (WLUC)
Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 11:58 AM EST
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GOATs were kissing goats this morning during the Ishpeming Middle School Talent Show.

Ishpeming Middle School teacher Ryan Reichel was named GOAT, or greatest of all time, teacher after winning a week-long penny war.

Students put pennies in jars for teachers they wanted to see kiss a live goat. Fundraiser proceeds went to the Ishpeming parent group. The parent group said Reichel won by a landslide.

Reichel came prepared by applying lip balm before the big kiss. He said he was happy to participate.

"It wasn't bad. It was pretty fun. It's really fun to do these kind of things with our students, laugh and giggle a little bit,” said Reichel. “Give them an opportunity to see us in a different light. Between the laughter with the kids and even myself, I really enjoyed doing it."

The greatest of all time teacher even went back for another kiss from the goat named Lovey.

The total amount raised from the fundraiser is still being counted.

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