Time and time again, young children manage to teach us adults an important lesson about what really matters in life.
Months after 6-year-old Logan Braatz was killed during an attack by a group of stray dogs, his community in southwest Atlanta is still reeling. Logan and his neighbor Syrai Sanders were waiting at the bus stop when the strays suddenly attacked.
While Syrai is recovering from the attack, Logan sadly died from his injuries. Since that tragic day in January, Logan's last words, "I love you mommy, I'll see you after school," have haunted his mother Angelica. The Braatz family also struggled to cover the cost of young Logan's funeral.
Logan Braatz, 6, was just walking to the bus stop with his friends when he was attacked and killed by two dogs. http://2wsb.tv/2iKcb1bPosted by WSB-TV on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
But just as wisdom comes out of the mouths of babes, sometimes children remind us the kind of compassion and sensitivity we should show in situations like this. One of Logan's classmates, 6-year-old Sahoni Cloud, gave us all an incredible demonstration of love.
It moved Logan's mother to tears, and it just might make you cry too.
When Sahoni received $50 for her birthday, she asked her parents if it would be alright to pass her gift along to the Braatz family.
Sohani would eat breakfast at school with Logan every morning, and she remembers his sweet sense of humor. But mostly she realized that his parents were probably hurting, and a small display of generosity would go a long way. Sahoni's family loved the idea so much that they all chipped in.
Together they managed to scrape up $300 for the Braatz family. Maybe that doesn't seem like much to you, but Sahoni's house was recently destroyed in a fire. This generous gift had a lot of meaning behind it for both families, and Angelica Braatz definitely appreciated that.
“I don’t know what to think, you just don’t even know," she told Sahoni, bursting into tears as the little girl handed her the money. Stories like this just show how meaningful a small gesture can be. The world would be a better place if we all learned from Sahoni.
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