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Rod Stewart gives generously to hungry family after reading 10yo's 'heartbreaking' letter
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Rod Stewart gives generously to hungry family after reading 10yo's 'heartbreaking' letter

"I simply had to find a way to help."

Sir Rod Stewart donated thousands of dollars to a Scottish family after reading the daughter’s heartbreaking letter. 

Writing to the Daily Record, ten-year-old Sophie shared how the current cost of living crisis means her mum is going hungry. The letter was a school assignment about writing about hopes for the future. 

“I have a dream that one day we will live in a world where the cost of living crisis stops and everything is free and nobody struggles with not being able to eat,” Sophie’s letter said. 

The rocker became emotional upon reading the letter and made it his mission to assist the family, gifting them £2500 (NZ$5,100). 

“When I read this story in the Record and saw the letter Heather’s daughter wrote, it broke my heart,” Rod told the newspaper. “I simply had to find a way to help.”

Heather, the mother in question, said she and Sophie were taken by complete surprise at the icon’s “life-changing” gesture. 

“This is pretty much Sophia’s dream coming true because she worries about us struggling every single day. I told her what Mr Stewart did and it has completely thrown her. We obviously never expected anything like this to happen.”

“Sophia never asks for anything that she needs or wants because she doesn’t want me to be stressed out. So it is going to be amazing to see her not have to worry anymore.”

"I’m on my own with four kids and this is going to help us in so many ways. We are on a list to get a bigger house because we’re so cramped so it will really help with that too.”

“This is a life-changing amount of money and it means so much to all of us. Mr Stewart is just an incredible person. I cannot thank him enough. I am so grateful from the bottom of my heart.”

This is obviously an incredible act by Rod and we hope that it really does help out Heather, Sophie, and the rest of the family.