OCONTO, Wis. (WBAY) - Brynna Moody, a second grader from Oconto, wrote a special letter to Santa with a unique request: Her wish is that all children get a Christmas gift this year.
Brynna Moody talks to Action 2 News about her letter to Santa
When Brynna thinks about kids not having gifts on Christmas it makes her sad, so she decided to do something about it.
"It makes me feel sad because they don't have a Christmas present and that's just really sad," said 8-year-old Brynna.
“She has an amazing heart. It wasn't a surprise by any means that she wrote a letter that she did, but she's just a really kind little girl, and her teacher and everyone who knows her feels that way," said Kari Moody, Brynna’s mom.
After Brynna wrote the letter to Santa, her two older sisters told her to put it in the mailbox. Soon after, Brynna discovered the letter had magically disappeared.
"Who would actually take something out of your mailbox if it wasn't Santa?" said Brynna.
Action 2 News discovered it was Santa who took the letter and sent it to the Salvation Army's Toys for Tots.
Santa, seeing Brynna doing something good, decided to pitch in himself.
"Well, it was interesting actually. Santa said they will be going shopping and donating toys to the Toys for Tots program, which is going to be doing the toy distribution next week," said Nick Meisner, Director of Marketing and Communications with Salvation Army.
Brynna says she wants to continue helping people her whole life.
“If there was no help from anybody we would barely know what to do," said Brynna.
"We're just very proud of her and very proud of the fact that she's growing up in a way that she wants to help other people and isn't only thinking about herself," said Kari Moody.