Young girls' act of kindness reminds us that not all teenagers are selfish

Nov 3, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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Life can be tough, and unfortunately some people fall on much harder luck than do others. That's why the story of three teenage girls helping a homeless man has inspired us to be more thoughtful and giving to those in need.

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The 13-year-old girls, who were identified by Hartlepool Mail as Natasha Osborne, Danielle McCarthy and Chloe Parker, were captured on film as they used their pocket money to help a man huddled outside a nearby cinema by buying him water, a blanket and some food with their collective £15.

The Hartlepool schoolgirls had been enjoying a meal at Pizza Hut when they spotted the man shivering in the cold, and immediately decided to help him. They filmed their good deed and uploaded the video to Facebook in the hope of raising awareness and encouraging others to do the same for people in need. And raise awareness they certainly have done, as the video has reportedly been viewed more than 50,000 times.

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Speaking of their kindness, Osborne told the publication, "It was just really cold and we felt sorry for him. We went to Asda and got him something to eat, a big bottle of water and a fleecy blanket.

"It is amazing, we didn’t think it would get this much attention", she continued.

"He said he couldn't thank us enough and he hoped karma would be good to us. We put it on Facebook to try to get more people to do stuff like that".

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It's a beautiful story, but unfortunately one that doesn't happen often enough. If you can spare your leftover food, the change in your pocket or offer someone a job, you can really make a difference to someone who is desperately in need.

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