8-year-old Safyre Terry, a little girl who suffered horrible burns and lost her family in a 2013 arson fire, made a simple Christmas wish this year. Safyre wished for cards. Not toys or anything fancy, just Christmas cards. After her aunt, Liz Terry-Dolder, posted a photo of Safyre to Facebook with the caption, “I wonder how many of my friends would take the time to write and send Safyre a Merry Christmas card that she can hang on her card tree,” the post went viral. Then the good people of the Internet stepped up to the plate. Big time.
And then this…
Whoa. That looks like a lot of cards, you guys. And it is. According to the Associated Press, Safyre received over a million cards by Christmas Day. A MILLION. We’re high-fiving everyone around the world who took the time to send this darling little girl a card, and that includes the Obamas. You heard me…Safyre is on the White House Christmas card list. NBD.
Safyre’s aunt posted photos of her with the special card and captioned them, “Safyre had the honor of getting a card from the President, First Lady and family. THANK YOU Mr. President and First Lady.”
The kindness shown to Safyre from so many people gives us ALL the feels. She’s been showered with so many cards and gifts that according to TIME, her family decided to donate a lot of them to kids in need, as well as patients at the hospital where Safyre receives medical treatment. If you’d like to make the magic of Safyre’s Christmas last into the New Year, you can keep up with her here. We certainly are!
(Image via Facebook.)