Watch What Happens When Kids Are Asked To Choose Christmas Gifts For Themselves Or Their Parents
After childhood, getting into the Christmas spirit might take a little bit more work. Especially when it’s been upwards of 50 degrees at the end of December, in New York City. Well, if you find that you need a bit of encouragement, look no further than these children from an Atlanta area Boys and Girls Club.
83 percent of these children come from low-income families, some of which can’t afford a Christmas tree.
In a world that places more emphasis on receiving than giving, the people of UP TV decided to ask these children a very difficult question.
First they asked them what they wanted for Christmas. And then they asked the children what their parents would want for Christmas.
Then surprisingly, they brought out both items the kids had named.
While their faces were still lit up with excitement, they told them the catch, “you can either get a gift for yourself or you can get a gift for your family.
See what the children decided to do in the video below.
Beautifully, 80 percent of the children chose the gift for their family members.
One boy even gave a speech with his choice.
“Because Legos don’t matter. Your family matters. Not Legos, not toys. Your family. So, it’s either family or Legos and I choose family.”
Whew Jesus! “From the mouth of babes…”
I started crying immediately.
Another girl wanted to honor her mother who had done so much for her and often went without.
“I get gifts every year from my family and my mom don’t get anything.”
Then, the people from UP TV told the children that because they were so generous, they got to keep both gifts.
There, now are you feeling all warm, fuzzy and Christmas-y inside?