Amaya Thompson is a native of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, who received a whopping £50 from the tooth fairy after having two teeth taken out at the dentist last month.
She has melted hearts after using her pocket money from the tooth fairy to create goody bags for homeless people to ‘make them smile’.
But instead of spending her cash on toys, she left her mother Samantha Field, 34, surprised when she suggested giving the money to the homeless instead.
She is 5 years old.
Amaya Thompson Make Bags of Love
Amaya then decided to make 20 ‘bags of love’ for homeless people, with the gifts containing toiletries and food as well as a heartfelt letter and drawing from Amaya.
Samantha, who is a school parental engagement office, said: ‘Amaya is such a lovely girl.
‘She’s an only child, and an only grandchild as well, so she’s very well looked after – she never goes without anything.
I’ve always been one to remind her that she is very lucky so that she doesn’t get complacent with the things that she gets. I’m very big on making sure she’s kind to other people.
‘She’s just had two teeth out at the dentist and as you can imagine with her being an only grandchild, she ended up getting loads of money – I think she got about £50!
The mother added that her daughter had come up with the idea after seeing other people ‘giving money to homeless people’ and wanting to do the same thing.
Samatha continued: ‘I asked Amaya what she wanted to do with the rest of the money and she said maybe we should give it to the homeless people.
‘I told her that a lovely idea and asked her why she thought of that.
She said that she’d seen me give money to homeless people and other people doing it on her iPad.
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‘She said the homeless people must be very cold as they don’t have anywhere to live, and that’s how this idea of bags of love came about.’
Each decorated paper bag packed with deodorant, dry shampoo, facial wipes, hand sanitiser, a toothbrush and food, as well as a drawing and letter from Amaya.
In the letter, she said she hoped that her goody bags would bring a ‘smile’ to people’s faces and make them feel ‘lucky and special’.
She wrote: ‘Hello to whoever is reading this letter. My name is Amaya and I am five years old.
‘I live in Stevenage with my mummy and I like butterflies, playing with my toys and making people happy. I lost two of my teeth and was very lucky that the tooth fairy came and gave me some money.
She added: ‘I didn’t know what to spend all the money on because I am a very lucky girl and have lots of love and toys.
‘I decided to give my money to people who need it most so with my mummy’s help, I have made these little bags of love with some of the money that the tooth fairy left for me.
‘I hope this bag makes you smile and makes you feel lucky and special. Lots of love and hugs, Amaya xxx.’
Amaya’s bags donated and handed out to those in need by local homeless charity, Feed Up Warm-Up.