A little boy was devastated by what his cousin did to his old sneakers. On his birthday, he witnessed his favorite pair of shoes being destroyed. The youngster was confused and slammed the door in his cousin's face after his actions.
After wearing his trusty white sneakers for two years, this youngster's footwear was worn and torn. Despite this, he was still happy to have the shoes. This changed when his cousin intervened.
In a TikTok video, the young boy's cousin can be seen setting the shoes alight. He showed the boy what was happening, and his response was expectedly emotional.
Kid cries over his burnt shoes | Photo: TikTok @itsnastynaz
NO SHOES TO WEAR
In the midst of his anger and tears, the boy refused to talk to his cousin. He slammed the door in his face and sat around moping. His reaction was justified because he had no other shoes to wear.
He walked around the house barefoot and threw his burnt shoes outside. He was confused by what his family member had done. When his cousin entered the house carrying a brown box, the little boy became curious.
MOVED TO TEARS
The man was excited to give his cousin the gift. As he approached him, the little boy was sitting with his head down on the sofa. It was not the ideal way to spend his birthday.
Luckily, the mood in the house was about to change. As soon as the little boy saw what was inside of the box, he was again moved to tears and covered his eyes in the video.
INSIDE OF THE BOX
Inside the box was a pair of brand-new black sneakers! The youngster could not believe his eyes, and his gleaming smile was undeniable. He instantly tried on the footwear and was visibly moved and impressed with his new gear.
The youngster was thankful and quickly leaned in to give his kind-hearted cousin a big hug. However, some viewers believed this TikToker took things out of proportion.
Boy tries on his new sneakers | Photo: TikTok/@itsnastynaz
NO REASON TO BURN THE SHOES
Many netizens were upset by the actions taken by the boy's cousin. Commentators pointed out that it was not necessary to burn the old sneakers. They were still intact and could be worn around the house or donated to someone less fortunate.
Regardless, the young boy was still granted a special gift that demonstrated the beauty of love, kindness, and generosity. Now, this new pair of shoes could keep him going for another two years!
Man sets his cousin's sneakers on fire | Photo: TikTok/@itsnastynaz
THE GIFT OF GIVING
Receiving a gift is great, but the act of giving one to someone else is often better. During the 2020 Christmas season, Susan Moon recalled one of her best memories from the festive period.
When the Bountiful native was a teenager, she saved all of her money from her first job to buy presents for her family. Susan went all out for her mother. Along with her brother, she purchased a stunning temple dress for the most beloved woman in her life.
Young girls holds a Christmas present in her hands | Photo: Pexels/JESHOOTS.com
It was a dress she had been eyeing but would never get for herself. The dress moved her mother to tears. At first, she thought maybe something was wrong but eventually, it sunk in ... This was the best gift their mother had ever received.
All these years later, Susan still remembers the joy of giving her mom such a special gift. The dress is stored in a special place in Susan's home now and serves as a reminder of the age-old saying: “It is better to give than to receive.”