As a parent, one of the best gifts you can ever give your child is the gift of an important life lesson – like how to treat others with kindness and respect.
One mom in England is truly doing a great job of parenting as she is allowing her daughter to perform random acts of kindness in order to make someone smile.
Every week, Sophie-Louise Corrigan allows her 5-year-old daughter, Amina, to do something nice for a stranger in order to put a smile on their face.
As Corrigan explained to the Liverpool Echo, “When I’m with my daughter, I’ll let her go to whoever she is drawn to and after I’ll ask why she picked them and it is always because she likes something about them either their top or their hair. I always let her pick.”
According to the outlet, Corrigan shared that the tradition actually started back with her own mother. As she explained, whenever she and her mother had leftover money from their weekly shop – or if they deducted an item from their shopping – they would use that money to do something nice for a stranger. And now, the tradition lives on with her own daughter.
She said, “Now, we (Sophie and Amina) do it everywhere, even when we went on holiday to Turkey we did a random act of kindness there. We find flowers, roses and chocolates whether it be in Ormskirk, Liverpool city centre or the Wirral. Wherever we go we do it.”
Corrigan added, “The reaction is amazing and is one of the reasons why we carry on. The number of people who speak to us and don’t even know what to say, they are speechless. There’s been a lot of people who give Amina a hug after and she loves that. There are others who have teared up and said that they’ve had such a horrible week either with bills or a family death and Amina will always say to me that although the person was crying, it was happy tears. She’s understanding how acts of kindness work and how emotions work.”
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