Kindhearted girl uses Google Translate to help lonely boy with no English
Published 05/11/2016 | 16:33
A girl’s kindhearted act to help a lonely classmate who speaks little English has been shared by thousands of Facebook users.
Amanda Moore, a ten-year-old from California, used the Google Translate app to write a letter to the boy in Spanish.
She saw the boy sitting on his own and so decided to reach out and invite him for lunch, her mother Kimber Kinard explained.
“My baby found a new kid at school, sitting alone, tried to talk to him but he didn't speak much English…so what does she do?” she wrote.
“She uses Google translate on her phone, composes a letter to him, brings it home for me to check it and plans to give it to him tomorrow before class. God has blessed me with a kind child.
“Her letter reads: 'Would you like to sit with me today? Look for me and I will show you where I sit. We can colour or simply tell scary stories. Thank you for your time, signed Amanda.'”
The photos and a video of Amanda reading out the letter have been viewed by more than 80,000 Facebook users.
“I'm so proud of my baby, she has stayed so grounded and normal throughout this. I can't believe her little act of kindness has reached so many people on so many levels,” her mother added in a follow-up post.
“The outpouring of love and admiration and support of her gesture has reached epic proportions and I've tried hard to respond to each and every comment, email, message and continent.”
Amanda and the boy, Rafael, who moved to California from Mexico with his family, have since become friends and celebrated Halloween night together.