In the midst of the hardships that we face in life every day we sometimes forget that other people have I’m much difficult life than what we have. This is what a grandmother realized when her five-year-old granddaughter came home from school that day. This little girl did something so amazing that inspired grandma to take action.
Sunshine Oelfk is a five-year-old girl. Her grandmother Jackie was shocked when one day Sunshine decided to empty the piggy bank that she has been saving for months! Her grandma was baffled as to what could be the reason why Sunshine did this. Maybe she wanted to buy something special? But when she asked the little girl what you wanted to buy, her response was so pure and selfless that it brought tears to her grandmother’s eyes.
Sunshine revealed what the money was for and Jackie did her best to hide the tears that are rolling down her face. During her interview with TODAY Parenting, Jackie shared Sunshine was taking the money to the school for milk. Jackie was confused so she told sunshine that she has already paid for her milk money for that month. But then, the little girl looked at her and said:
“My friend’s mom doesn’t have milk money, and I do.”
This is what made Jackie realized that sunshine did not want any toy! Instead, she just wants to share what she has with her friends and classmates.
So without any question, grandma help sunshine take the money to her classroom and hand it to her teacher. After this genuine act of kindness, she can’t help but brag about her granddaughter on facebook with her sweet milk mission not expecting that in just a few hours, her teary-eyed post will be going viral. Viewers from all over the world were blown away by Sunshines’ big heart.
It didn’t take long for others to express their willingness to help too! So Jackie started a GoFundMe to help her granddaughters’ dreams become a reality. Sunshines’ GoFundMe page has already raised nearly $19,000 from different people who are inspired by her mission. Now, for classmates will have milk every day thanks to sunshine. This little girl is now assured that her friends and her other classmates’ milk will be taken cared of at school.
Everyone is hoping that there will be more people like this 5-year-old who has the heart to help others in their own little ways. A simple act of kindness coming from a mature person touch our hearts deeply, how much more when it comes from a little girl like Sunshine? Because of her, we are still hopeful that despite the chaos and the negativity that is spreading all over the world, love and kindness are still present in the hearts of many individuals.
No one should have to suffer and face hunger because of financial difficulties, especially children. Sunshines mission Might have been nothing compared to what others can do, but this is certainly a noble one that deserves to be shared with others. May her story inspire us to help others, share what we have, no matter how small we think it is. According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the purpose of life is not to be happy but to be useful, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.