The Kindness of a 5-Year-Old
Kindness comes in many forms but it’s especially wholesome to see it come from such a young source. Aryana’s mom, Shachi Chopra, saw her daughter making cards and asked her what she was doing. She was surprised when her daughter responded that she wanted to give holiday cards to people in a nursing home. Chopra called a local skilled nursing facility to ask how many residents they have. Little Aryana was not deterred after hearing that the number was 200.
Cheering Up the Nursing Home’s Residents
Aryana was determined to cheer up the elderly and spent nearly two weeks making 200 New Year’s cards, which she decorated with colorful drawings. In the meantime, she had another idea. The kindergartener would use the money she had saved up in her piggy bank to buy the elderly a cake, a decorative Santa, and a vase. Chopra delivered the gifts her daughter made to the local nursing home.
An Inspirational Deed
Aryana’s family already started receiving pictures of the elderly who received the handmade cards, smiling in gratitude. Aryana hopes to be able to go meet the seniors and visit them once it’s safe to do so, to ask them how they felt upon receiving the 200 cards. Chopra said that her daughter’s act of kindness and generosity melted her heart and that she was amazed by her way of thinking. Aryana’s thoughtful gesture was a glimmer of bright light, especially at the end of a year that was as difficult and painful as 2020.