A little girl named Heidi VanSumeren was heartbroken when a fire destroyed her family's house. It was especially hard for the 8-year-old when she found out that all her favorite books had been lost.
After all, VanSumeren adores reading and writing. That's why when children's book author Bob Shea met her at an elementary school reading event, he was especially moved by her story of loss.
So Shea took to Twitter to ask his fans to send her books.
SEND HEIDI BOOKS - her house burned down, and she was brave.@colbysharpParma Elementary385 Elizabeth St, Parma, MI 49269— bob shea (@bobshea) March 23, 2016
SEND HEIDI BOOKS - her house burned down, and she was brave.@colbysharpParma Elementary385 Elizabeth St, Parma, MI 49269
The response was huge, and the fans not only sent VanSumeren books, but also bookshelves, pencils, and furniture. Other children's authors also pitched in to help donate.
Now, the little girl couldn't be happier.
Dear @bobshea and friends, (a message from Heidi) #BooksForHeidi pic.twitter.com/rSB0mJak22— Mr. ©olby Sharp (@colbysharp) March 29, 2016
Dear @bobshea and friends, (a message from Heidi) #BooksForHeidi pic.twitter.com/rSB0mJak22
"It was a simple thing," Bob Shea said. "She’s a sweet little girl. She loves books and needs books. I said, 'I can help.'"
The family is happy to store all the donations at her grandparents' home as they get back on their feet once more.
via Good News Network