Listen to this heartwarming tale of familial affection in this week’s edition of MOTH Monday, a partnership with Good News Network that features inspiring videos from The MOTH, a nonprofit group showcasing the art of storytelling.
Leonard Lee Smith was just a boy when his mother and new stepfather tore him away from his family in rural Alabama and moved him all the way to the strange and sunny shores of California.
Smith had trouble fitting into his new home in the Golden State—but most of all, he missed spending Christmas with his beloved grandmother.
When it finally came time for Smith to spend his first holiday season away from home, his grandmother reassured him that she would be sure to include him on the festivities.
True to her word, his grandmother went above and beyond the call of duty to send him a very special care package in the mail—and she made sure to send him one every Christmas afterwards, too.
(LISTEN to the emotional story below)
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