As you know, most kids these days want a PlayStation, iPhone, or Disney-related toy (we're looking at you Elsa dolls), among other millennial-centric gadgets. But for the less fortunate, Christmas lists include necessities like books, or even a blanket to keep warm.
But one little girl who wrote to the "Be An Elf" campaign (which aims to give poor children what they want for Christmas) didn't ask for the latest Barbie doll or a pony—what she most wanted was a guinea pig to give her some love. However, the second wish on her list? Heart-wrenching.
The form letter prompted the girl to write what she would like for Christmas if the elves weren't too busy, so she selflessly asked for "dad not to hurt mummy" anymore. She also asked for a simple school bag and a few books to complete her Christmas wish list.
Now, we don't know if the organization can pull off her tear-jerking wish, but we sure hope someone is able to do something about this little girl's call for help. Other children who wrote to the "Be An Elf" campaign had wishes that including lunch bags, water bottles, towels, and socks, while one youngster even asked for a sister who had recently died to come back, according to The Mirror.
With such humble requests from children in need, it's important to remember the true meaning of Christmas at this time of year—and that giving is always better than receiving.
To get involved with the Be An Elf campaign, visit the Mother's Against Drugs Facebook page or visit BeAnElf.org.