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[quote][color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]The two boys are 7 years old and in the first grade at H.W. Longfellow Elementary School on Milwaukee's near south side.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]On Thursday, when classes resumed after the holidays, David and Exavier overheard another boy saying he received no gifts for Christmas.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]"He didn't have a Christmas tree, so Santa didn't bring him nothing," David said.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]There's a kid's logic to that explanation. No tree, so no gifts to go underneath. It's easier than pondering poverty and whatever else was happening at that home.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]After school at basketball practice, David and Exavier talked about it and decided what they would do.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]David went home and picked a book from his shelf about the talking race car from the movie "Cars."[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]"I wrapped it. I did by myself," he said.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Exavier took a piece of construction paper and some colored pencils and drew a picture of Longfellow's holiday student play, which the other boy had been in. "I messed up a little bit. I tried to draw everybody," he said. This would be his gift.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]On Friday, Exavier quietly tucked the picture inside the desk of the boy skipped by Santa. The boy found it and was happily surprised. Then David handed the wrapped book to the classmate.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]It was then that the two teachers in Room 117 realized what was happening. Melony Bukosky and Jodi Hockerman had not orchestrated any of this or discussed it in class. They were witnessing what Bukosky would later describe in a letter to Principal Wendell Smith as "the most amazing random act of kindness by first-graders."[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]"I was crying my eyes out," said Bukosky, who shared the story with me.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#444444][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]The boy who received the gifts cried, too, and said it felt good to get presents. You hear a lot about bullying at school. This would be its polar opposite. Bukosky told David and Exavier that their gesture had filled her heart with warmth and happiness.[/size][/font][/color][/quote]

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Whatever. Kids are awesome, you old farts.

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That's awesome but who's saying something is wrong with kids?

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[quote name='CatofWar' timestamp='1357760535' post='2086253']
That's awesome but who's saying something is wrong with kids?
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Lazy parents who let tv and video games babysit their kids.

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Awesome story and their parents should be very proud

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Maybe the recipient was Muslim or Jewish or a Jehovah's witness and didn't know how to explain that to his classmates?

Either way...it is pretty awesome that kids take the initiative sometimes and surprise the heck out of you.

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At some schools the kid would get in trouble for that.

True story

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[quote name='Happy Panther' timestamp='1357763028' post='2086354']
At some schools the kid would get in trouble for that.

True story
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I was expecting to see that at the end of the article...

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very good to see.

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Signs this country is officially going to poo

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This is precisely how you create and entitlement society. This loser kid had a chance to learn a valuable lesson, life isn't fair, having lazy parents equals no Christmas present for you! That experience would have inspired him to work hard and become somebody. Instead, he is now aware that others have more than he does and if he makes them feel guilty, he might get some stuff for free. Bet these do-gooder kids won't feel so great in twenty years when their hard earned tax dollars are going to support this unemployed, disability drawing, reproducing like a rabbit, high as a kite, ward of the state.
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[quote name='NanuqoftheNorth' timestamp='1357801821' post='2087668']
This is precisely how you create and entitlement society. This loser kid had a chance to learn a valuable lesson, life isn't fair, having lazy parents equals no Christmas present for you! That experience would have inspired him to work hard and become somebody. Instead, he is now aware that others have more than he does and if he makes them feel guilty, he might get some stuff for free. Bet these do-gooder kids won't feel so great in twenty years when their hard earned tax dollars are going to support this unemployed, disability drawing, reproducing like a rabbit, high as a kite, ward of the state.
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he definitely missed out on the valuable lesson that rich kids get more for christmas because they are inherently better (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology)

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Lol

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I agree with Hatter, those boys should be applauded for their act of kindness.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1357824851' post='2087800']
I agree with Hatter, those boys should be applauded for their act of kindness.
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I don't

Speaking for old people I think we should keep constantly denigrating younger generations for everything they do out of sheer youth envy

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[quote name='NanuqoftheNorth' timestamp='1357801821' post='2087668']
This is precisely how you create and entitlement society. This loser kid had a chance to learn a valuable lesson, life isn't fair, having lazy parents equals no Christmas present for you! That experience would have inspired him to work hard and become somebody. Instead, he is now aware that others have more than he does and if he makes them feel guilty, he might get some stuff for free. Bet these do-gooder kids won't feel so great in twenty years when their hard earned tax dollars are going to support this unemployed, disability drawing, reproducing like a rabbit, high as a kite, ward of the state.
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You're an idiot.

The problem with this country is rich assholes who are never satisfied with what they have. Sharing and kindness is something that this country needs a little bit more of. But I guess you would have rather have a rich kid take the poor kid's only GI Joe or some poo because that's how it goes in real life.

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Believe it was tongue in cheek there sparky



Best story to grace the Tbox in a long time


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That's a great story and typical of most children in this age group. Fast forward them to middle school and see what happens in the same scenario. These children haven't been corrupted yet. Give them some time.

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Poor kid was beaten by his Jehovah Witness parents when he brought the gifts home.

Jehovah parents sue school district for 100s of thousands.

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[quote name='CCS' timestamp='1358117507' post='2095388']
You're an idiot.

The problem with this country is rich assholes who are never satisfied with what they have. Sharing and kindness is something that this country needs a little bit more of. But I guess you would have rather have a rich kid take the poor kid's only GI Joe or some poo because that's how it goes in real life.
[/quote]I applaud your sense of decency CCS, however, my post was intended as sarcasm... there are bunch of tax evading tightwads on here that would rather see the less fortunate adults in our society, perhaps this kids parents, work long hours for less than a living wage and die for a lack of decent health care, as quickly and quietly as possible. On the other hand, they are thrilled about a couple of children doing the right thing one day a year for another kid during the Christmas holiday. A kid that in a little over a decade, if he remains impoverished, these same individuals will chastise as part of the lazy 47% that don't pay taxes.

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hey CCS learn to internet

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I still hate most kids.

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