A Georgia father, who had to carry his daughter to school on his shoulders for months, received the most relevant gift of all: a car from the Good Samaritans. The grateful parent asked not to reveal his identity, but allowed Channel 2 Action News to tell the amazing story. It all started with a charity that “adopts” one family every year at Christmas.
This time the choice fell on a father and his 6-year-old daughter. Philanthropist Mona Bartell said the little girl was looking forward to learning to read, so her first gift was a one-year Scholastic Bookclub certificate. The organisation then found out that the father takes the child to school every day – but as he doesn’t have money for a car, she has to walk to school.
To make the walk seem like fun for the girl, the father sat her on his shoulders. Then several foundations came together to buy the parent a new car. “You can’t even imagine how I felt when he walked by. – Monet recalls the moments before the man received the gift – I thought, ‘My God, he has no idea that his life is about to change. “‘ I still get goosebumps.”
Monet added that she took her children with her to set an example for them. “Now everyone asks each other, “What did you get for Christmas?” but my question is, “What did you get for Christmas?” The point of Christmas is precisely to give something to others.”