Ryler Smith and Providence Place manager Elaine Spencer.

What a kid!

I was approached by the mother of a five-year-old boy who, for his fifth birthday, asked everyone to give him money instead of gifts.

Dear editor:

I was remiss in (not) getting this out right away, but something worth saying in January is still worth saying.

At Christmas I was approached by the mother of a five-year-old boy who, for his fifth birthday, determined he didn`t need anything in the way of toys, etc. and asked everyone to give him money instead of gifts.

He wanted to give it to someone who really needed it so they could have a good Christmas.

We were able to find a young family he could partner with and the blessing was greatly received at a time when they needed it most.

This is an amazing act for a young man of five to want to do, let alone any of the rest of us.

To think of others first and to put them above oneself is the heart of the Christmas season no matter what your faith background.

It is better to give than receive.

He didn’t do it for notoriety but I want to commend Ryler for his kind and generous act.

Ryler, to see a young man like you doing something like this gives us all hope for the world.

I commend your mom and dad for supporting you in this and instilling a great value system in you.

Good job folks!

Pastor George Ewald, Providence Place

Port Hardy

 

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