“Just these little things would mean so much to someone who doesn’t have anything,” she said.
An elderly woman who wishes to remain anonymous is making sure children stay warm in this bitter cold. The 87-year-old woman knitted 75 hats for kids and refuses any recognition for this selfless act, so she left them at her local park for anyone who needs one to take, reports Boston 25 News. “I like doing them. I think it’s fun. I just like to stay in the background,” she said. “Just because it makes me feel good that I can do something for someone.” The world needs more people like her who want to help the less fortunate without looking for recognition.
It takes her a day to make one hat, which means she's spent a lot of time knitting 75 hats so she could spread some warmth to the kids who really need it. Her daughter helped her and hung all 75 hats along a fence at Nelson Memorial Park in Plymouth. They were happy to see that there were only four hats left on the fence a few days later. Each hat was individually wrapped in a ziplock pouch so that they wouldn't get damp in the snow.
“Just these little things would mean so much to someone who doesn’t have anything,” she said, adding that she hopes the hats have provided some comfort to the kids who needed them. This is not the first time she's done something like this. She also donates her hats to homeless shelters regularly and she's got plans to do the same next year. “If I ever see anybody in Market Basket or something wearing one of the hats, I’d be thrilled to pieces,” she said.
Many were touched by this news and took to sharing their own acts of kindness. Fal Jandreau wrote: I make and donate hats every year. Last year I donated 500 hats and this year I'm donating 300 hats and 30 pairs of mittens." Mona Thompson suggested: Donate her yarn so she can stay busy and happy plus help others." Sherry Mapes Hubbard offered to help: "Amazing! If she needs more yarn....call me! She is a special person!"
Everyone can make a difference. Inspired!— Kami Devi (Dutt) Misra (@PriyaDMisra) January 4, 2019
This is the season to show some love to the less fortunate. You will be shopping, and it won't take too much to just buy one extra present for someone who cannot afford it. It may not be much to you, but it will mean the world to someone who is out there in the cold. There is no greater joy than the joy of giving.
Wow, that's a lot of knitting! ❤️— Love Just Because (@lovejustbc) January 7, 2018