Random Act of Kid-ness: First Graders Give the Gift of Kindness

Exavier Navejar (left) and David Torres, both 7 and first-graders at H.W. Longfellow Elementary School in Milwaukee, took it upon themselves to bring gifts to a classmate after they learned that the child hadn’t received any gifts for Christmas. Exavier drew the boy a picture, while David wrapped one of his books and gifted it.

Photo by Kristyna Wentz-Graff

This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Milwaukee, WI, where 7 year olds David Torres and Exavier Navejar at H.W. Longfellow Elementary School gave one of their classmates a gift after finding out he did not get any Christmas gifts. David decided to wrap a book and race car from his house, and Exavier drew a picture and wrapped it. They gave the presents to their classmate on the Friday after winter break. The classmate cried when he unwrapped, and said it felt good to get gifts. The principal of the kids’ school said:

“These kids have so little themselves, but they still found a way to give.”

What an inspiring story! You can read more about it here.


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