In the current turbulent times, all our efforts go towards taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. But let us not forget those who need help more than others. Natan Simons, a 9-year-old American boy, reminds us what true humanity is.
Like all children his age, Natan loved watching YouTube videos, which his father Etan didn’t particularly like. However, Etan changed his mind when one of the videos prompted Natan to do something unexpected: he spent all his personal savings to buy things for the local homeless shelter!
The fifth-grade child watched a video of people donating money to help shelters, and it inspired him. He contacted the local shelter and asked what they needed. Then he and his dad went to the bank, where they each withdrew $150 from their own accounts.
For Natan, this amount represented all his savings over the last 18 months. “Now I am happy and proud of myself,” says the boy.
Cindy Gramentz, the coordinator of the shelter’s development program, accepted the gifts and told Natan, “You know what you’re doing is truly wonderful? You’re helping a lot of people!”
For a 9-year-old child, such compassion and respect for charity work are rare!
Natan’s proud dad shared the story on his Facebook page. “I can’t help but brag about my son when he does great things,” wrote Etan.