by JENN SAVEDGE, December 23, 2016.
Eighty-three percent of the kids who attend the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta are from low-income families, many of whom can’t afford a Christmas tree, let alone presents to put under it. So the folks at UPtv decided to conduct a social experiment in which these children would be asked to choose between a gift for themselves and a gift for someone in their family.
…Without fail, these kids chose the gift they picked out for their mom or dad. And while some were understandably disappointed that they wouldn’t be getting their dream gift, they were all super excited to give a special gift to someone they love.
Thanks for the lesson on the true meaning of Christmas, kids.
(Oh, and by the way, because the kids chose to give rather than to receive, they were given both gifts to take home.)