Children don’t always get the best rap. They are often considered to be rude and judgmental, they are thought to be bad-tempered and selfish, and many adults look down on them on a regular basis. However, these stereotypes do not represent the real characteristics that many youngsters possess. Many are often extremely generous and selfless, and these students proved just that when they used their school trip money to help another family who lost everything in a fire.
A Devastating Turn of Events
For many people, losing their family home in a fire is one of their biggest fears, and this became a reality for one family from Grusch in Switzerland. When their farm caught alight, they lost their stables, their family home, and much of their land was burned to a crisp. Considering the buildings were around 300 years old, this not only came as a blow to the family in question, but also those who lived in the surrounding areas.
Shocked by the News
One of the members of the family went to the local school, and when their classmates learned of what had happened, they were extremely shocked and saddened by the news. Because of this, they knew that they had to help. Not only did they ask local businesses to donate food, clothes and other everyday items to the family, but they also decided to give the money that had been saved up for their end-of-year school trip to the family so that they could rebuild their home.
Turning it Down
To begin with, the family turned it down, as they didn’t want to put anyone out of pocket. However, when the students insisted, they took the money and rebuilt their stables with it. When a local news station heard of their generosity, they knew that they also had to step in and help, so they organized an end-of-year- trip for them – free of charge.
It’s true that good deeds really are rewarded.