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Understanding and enjoying research can be facilitated by doing research with those we teach. By engaging undergraduate students as research participants, and converting a classroom assignment into a research project, the present author was able to narrow the teaching-research gap. 'Letters of Gratitude' were written to explore the benefits of being a benefactor and highlight important course content. Results indicated that students enjoyed participating in the process and showed increased interest in research. In addition, statistical group differences in subjective well-being were found between students who participated in the experimental and control groups.