Little Girl Gives Friend An Unforgettable Christmas Present
FaithTap Staff 1/8/2019
One of the reasons children love Christmas is that they get to receive presents! Even if it's a simple one, children love the idea of getting a surprise during Christmas time. But not everyone gets to receive gifts during this merry season. Because of the economy and rising prices, some families have to be content with three square meals a day and nothing more.
This is why a Facebook post about the generosity of a young girl went viral. When she realized that she had more than one gift under the Christmas tree, she decided to do something that made her mother proud -- and warmed the hearts of people around the world.
Jamie M. Webster and her family were celebrating Christmas like any other family. Her daughter, Raniyah, was excited to receive a lot of gifts. Children don't ask for much. What they really want is quality time with the people they love and fun things they can use for play.
Some might throw tantrums when they don't get the toy they want. Others might even demand their parents buy them new things on Christmas. Still, there are children like Raniyah who are more than satisfied with the gifts they receive.
The seven-year-old little girl from Indiana opened her presents on Christmas morning and realized something. She didn't need so many presents! She could even give some of them away to other kids who might not have gotten anything on Christmas.
As soon as Raniyah finished opening her presents, she went up to her mother and asked if she could give one gift to a friend. As soon as the word "Yes" left her mother's mouth, the little girl was out the door and already walking up to the neighbor's house.
This caught Jamie by surprise! She went outside and saw her daughter in front of her friend. At first, Raniyah was hiding the present behind her back. Then, she presented the gift to her friend who looked a bit shocked and speechless at the gesture. It was like she couldn't believe what she was looking at. Then, she put her arms around Raniyah, and the two girls embraced.
Jamie caught the entire thing on camera when she realized what her daughter had just done. Raniyah was still in her sleeping attire and was even still wearing her fluffy slippers when she stepped outside! The proud mother posted the pictures on her Facebook account, and it got as many as 60,000 reactions.
In a follow-up post, Jamie said that her daughter simply wanted to make her friend happy this Christmas. Neither she nor Raniyah was expecting a reward for the kindness they showed. Jamie's little daughter only wanted to do what Christmas was all about, the gift of giving.