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Little Girl Asks Mom If She Can Give One of Her Presents to Less Fortunate Friend on Christmas

When we come to the end of the holiday season at the brink of a new year, a time of reflection makes us stop and think about the past.

We ask ourselves — were we kind enough? Did we give as much as we could have? Was there something more we should have done?

It can be easy to play the “enough” game. We might question whether the times we gave carried a lasting impact or not.

But if you really think about it and consider the times we were on the receiving end of random acts of kindness or selfless love, it’s really the simplest moments that make all the difference.

A phone call from a friend. A hug. A friendly greeting. A stranger paying for our groceries, our gas, our meal or coffee.

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These are the snapshots we remember most. The snippets of smiles and gestures that make us feel as if someone is watching over us.

The Christmas season, in particular, comes to life through these acts of love. After all, what better way to show the “Reason for the Season” than to give?

One little girl from Indiana showed everyone what it means to get into the spirit of giving when she surprised her parents on Christmas morning.

Seven-year-old Raniyah was opening her gifts when she stopped and asked a question — could she give one of her gifts to a friend who may not have gotten anything? A Facebook post shared by her mom, Jamie M. Webster, told the entire story.

“She said, ‘Momma, can I take this to my friend, please? [I don’t know] if she got something or not.'” Her mom told her yes, and what happened next will melt your heart.

“I walked outside [and] she was already walking up to the house,” Webster wrote. “My daughter got a heart like her momma. Merry Christmas.”

The post has gone viral, with nearly 60K reactions in under a week at this time. Webster never expected her daughter’s kindness to receive so much attention.

“Niyah just wanted to make sure she got something,” Webster wrote in a follow-up post. “…we don’t need a reward… I just thought it was nice of her to take from herself on Christmas and give to someone…”

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Nice, indeed. No doubt she’s made the nice list for life after this. Her compassion is something we don’t see every day, but this little girl will surely inspire others to give more all year round.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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