Five-Year-Old Lad Donates His Birthday Presents To Children Who Are Less Fortunate
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If you think you would benefit from lessons in how to be a better human being, then look no further.
Nathan Hill celebrated his fifth birthday on May 28. He, like many five-year-olds, loves his toys. However, instead of doing what most kids do on their birthday (break every toy they received in some way or another), he decided to give his away.
Before turning five his mother Julie Lnnes told him that there were children who were living nearby with less than him.
The little lad, who has just started primary school, picked up a selection of toy cars, dolls, plastic dinosaurs and space hoppers and handed them over to Barnardo's Oxgangs donation centre on Friday, the Metro reports.
"It was when I was putting him to bed one night, he asked if there were children who didn't have everything he had," said his mother. "Nathan was really upset when I was telling him about some children who haven't grown up with parents around and he wanted to do something to help them."
The charity's assistant director, Hawys Kilday, thanked the little man for his kind offering. "Play can be a really effective way of communicating, learning and aiding development," he said. "Nathan's donation is helping us continue our work and make sure no child is turned away from the help that they need."
Since his selfless donation, others have been inspired to donate, too, after his mother announced her son's efforts on Facebook.
Words: Hamish Kilburn