In a heartwarming video, kids displayed genuine selflessness by choosing Christmas gifts for their parents instead of one for themselves.
If your child had the choice to pick a gift for themselves or one for a parent, which do you think they would choose?
If the item your child most desired, like an Xbox or a new computer, was placed right in front of their eyes, would they make the same choice?
In a heartwarming video, kids from the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs were faced with a very real Christmas dilemma: Selecting a gift for themselves or choosing something for their mom or dad instead.
According to the video, 83% of the kids involved in the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs come from low-income families.
Some of the families cannot afford a Christmas tree, let alone a gift to place underneath.
If a gift did end up under the tree, it would definitely be for the kids — not mom or dad.
As the video began, kids disclosed the one gift they really hoped to receive for Christmas, ranging from a Barbie house to a new laptop to new Lego sets.
The interviewer explained how the gift-giving was going to work: the kids could either choose one gift for themselves or choose one thing for their mother or father.
Understanding crossed the children’s faces, along with a quick internal struggle.
But the decision wasn’t really that agonizing for these kids — each and every child decided that giving a gift would be better than receiving.
“Tell me why,” the interviewer asked the kids.
“Because Legos don’t matter,” one boy said. “Your family matters — not Legos, not toys — your family.”
One little girl said that she received gifts every year from her family, but her mom never received anything.
This year, the little girl would experience the joy of watching her mom opened a gift lovingly chosen by her daughter.
Emotions were running high by the conclusion of the video, when the interviewer gave the kids some of the best news of all: because they had shown such selfless generosity, the kids were going to get to take home both gifts.
Tears streamed down their faces as thankfulness flooded everyone’s hearts — parents and kids included.
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