Adults don’t realize just how much they can learn from the youngsters in their lives.
Eleven-year-old Joseph Martin can teach everyone a thing or two about selflessness and generosity. The young boy is a real example of what Christmas is all about.
On Thanksgiving of 2015, his grandmother’s closest friend, Katrina Luck, died suddenly. She suffered a severe heart attack, and her family struggled to pay for the funeral expenses. A a result, they set up a GoFundMe account to try to raise money to cover the costs.
Young Martin could see how upset his grandmother, Kim Taylor, was after losing her best friend. It was in that moment he knew he had to help.
“I wanted to help my grandma out and she’s one of my friends,” Joseph told WKRC.
He then decided to collect all of his Christmas gifts and return them to the store, regardless of how big or little the price tag was. He knew it wouldn’t amount to a lot, but he felt that anything he could do would help.
“It was touching to me,” Kynisha Lewis, Katrina’s daughter, said. “It was something nice to do. Because he’s 11. He’s a child. You’ll never know if some kids would have done that.”
Joseph’s grandmother Kim felt so inspired by his selfless act, that she went on to return her presents as well.
“I’m just proud of him,” Kim said. “But he also wanted to let kids know that Christmas is not all about receiving. Christmas is also about giving.”
After returning the whole lot of presents, they managed to collect $95, which they donated to the GoFundMe campaign for Katrina.
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