We all have something we want to save for. Just like others, Sunshine Oelfk, an adorable 5-year-old little girl had been inserting coins and bills to her piggy bank for several months. Apparently, the little girl is saving for something she would like to have.
Her grandmother, Jackie Oelfke, was curious because Sunshine had not told her what she is saving for. Her question was finally answered when the little girl realized that it is time to break and empty her piggy bank!
“She said she was taking it to school for milk”. I explained that I had already paid for her milk for the month, then she looked at me and said: “My friend’s mom doesn’t have milk money, and I do.”
After hearing her granddaughter’s answer, Jackie was deeply moved by the 5-year-old girl’s thoughtfulness. Jackie just couldn’t stop herself from crying. Some kids want to buy toys, or new clothes, but her granddaughter saved money to be a blessing to others. Jackie felt proud of Sunshine’s big heart.
Supporting her granddaughter, Jackie helped Sunshine bring her hard-earned money to give it to her teacher.
Just like what any doting grandma would do, Jackie shared her granddaughter’s admirable deed in her Facebook account. Hours later, Jackie’s post had gone viral, touching the hearts of people across all continents! People all over the world were amazed by how selfless and compassionate Sunshine is!
Overwhelmed by the support she and Sunshine received from various Netizens, Jackie thought of setting up a GoFundMe page in order to expand Sunshine’s good cause. True enough, strangers pitched in money through the GoFundMe page in order to ensure that all students get a nutritious milk!
“I have always felt sad when I have had to tell a student, ‘no,’ when they ask if they can have milk. Thanks to Sunshine’s act of kindness for one student, it has grown so much that it now includes everyone, which makes my heart happy.” Rita Hausher, Sunshine’s teacher, shared how she felt whenever she had to turn down a request for milk from her students.
Thanks to Sunshine’s selfless deed, her friends and classmates can drink all the milk their body needs, and miss Rita’s heart won’t break anymore for having to turn away a student.
10 months since her GoFundMe page has started, 709 people pitched in and raised $8,845! Sunshine, the 5-year-old little girl is not aware of the big impact that she made in the life of her friends and classmates. All Sunshine understands is that her friends and fellow students in her class get milk and snacks!
Sunshine may only be a little kid in our eyes, but her big heart and initiative to help her friend made a big difference in the world! Now, no student in her class will ever feel hungry while studying for there is more than enough supply of milk for everyone!
Watch the inspiring video of Sunshine below, the little girl with a heart so big and selfless, making sure that her friend’s plate is as full as hers! May our hearts be touched by this kid’s kindness!