Phoebe Brown, 7, was running errands with her mother last week in Independence, Missouri, when she spotted a winning, $100 scratchcard lying on the floor.
But instead of using the money to buy toys, Brown decided to help feed the homeless instead. Her school was having a canned food drive for Thanksgiving, and she figured the money could be put to better use.
“She said, ‘mom, mom, can we do that?’” her mother, Audrey Brown, told WDAF. “And I was like, ‘yeah.’”
So the family went to Walmart and got $200 of canned goods, with Phoebe’s father matching her generosity.
“There have been times where I’ve been out of work, and we had nowhere to stay and our family’s taken us in, and helped us out. We’re thankful for our friends and our family,” Joshua Brown, Phoebe’s dad, said.
“You wonder if our kids these days, if that’s how they’re thinking. And this just goes to show, ya they are thinking that, and that’s a real good thing.”