He Was Shocked When He Heard A Child Say This To His Grandmother. This Is Heartbreaking.
On the last day before Christmas, I hurried to go to the mall to buy the gifts I didn’t manage to buy earlier. When I saw all the people there, I started to complain to myself: ‘It is going to take forever here and I still have so many other places to go… Christmas really is getting more and more annoying every year. How I wish I could just lie down, go to sleep and only wake up after it…’
Nonetheless, I made my way to the toy section, and there I started to curse the prices, wondering if kids really play with such expensive toys. While looking in the toy section, I noticed a small boy about 5 years old, pressing a doll against his chest. He kept on touching the hair of the doll and looked so sad. I wondered who this doll was for.
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: “Granny, are you sure I don’t have enough money?’
The old lady replied: ‘You know that you don’t have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.’
Then she asked him to stay here for 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I started to walk towards him and asked who he wanted to give this doll to.
“It is the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for this Christmas. She was so sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.’
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus will bring it to her after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly, “No, Santa Claus cannot bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mother so that she can give it to her when she goes there.’”
His eyes were so sad while saying this, “My sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy will also go to see God very soon, so I thought that she could bring the doll with her to give it to my sister’.
My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said, “I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I asked him to wait until I come back from the supermarket.” Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me, “I also want mommy to take this photo with her so that she will not forget me. I love my mommy and I wish she didn’t have to leave me but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.”
Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and took a few bills and said to the boy. “What if we checked again, just in case if you have enough money?’
I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll, and even some spare money.