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7-Year-Old Asks Santa For A Blanket, And The Response Brought Us To Tears

While many children sit down to write their letter to Santa, asking for the hottest toy, a new Xbox or one of those Fingerling things, 7-year-old Crystal Pacheco had something else in mind.

When the 7-year-old from Texas wrote her letter to Santa, she asked for some things that wouldn't even come to mind of most kids her age.

Asking for basic necessities, including food and a blanket, this first-grader broke the heart of her teacher.

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With the help of social media, it was not only her teacher that saw her letter, it was the entire world that heard her wish.

Ruth Espiricueta, a teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary School shared the letter on Facebook, and the response was humbling.

"This makes me very sad," Ruth Espiricueta wrote. "When your students ask for food, blankets or a bed instead of toys. As a teacher it breaks my heart when I hear them ask for things that we sometimes take for granted."

This makes me very sad. When your students ask for food, blankets, or a bed instead of toys😔 As a teacher it breaks my...

Posted by Ruth Espiricueta on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Since the wish was posted on Facebook, it received over 500 shares and almost 1,000 reactions.

The school has since received more than 700 blankets, which is enough fro every student in the school to take one home.

The school plans on holding a party to give them out, and any extras will be given to other students in the district. They are even planning on having Santa at the party for the students to meet.

"We're excited," Romeo Cantu, public information officer of Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District said. "This little girl is going to see just what her little voice can do."

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But it doesn't end there.

The school has been getting calls and messages from all over the world with people who want to help.

"They have boxes and boxes of stuff," he said. "We don't even know what's in the boxes yet."

"Thank you so much to all for caring for all students at Monte Cristo Elementary and making sure their needs are met," Ruth posted on Facebook. "Our amazing students make us amazing teachers. There is so much joy in my heart to see all the love and support towards our school from all over the world. Crystal has a huge smile on her face. I am trying very hard to get to everyone's messages. Thank you again and many blessings. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year."

Thank you so much to all for caring for all students at Monte Cristo Elementary and making sure their needs are met. Our...

Posted by Ruth Espiricueta on Monday, December 18, 2017

Crystal's mom, who is a single mother of two kids, is very proud of her daughter.

"For me, it reaffirms that community service and what we do on a daily basis for our students, and just that there's still goodness in the world," the elementary school's principal, Diana Cervantes-Smith, said in a video the district shared on Facebook.

Source: Today