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Ukrainian girl empties piggy bank to buy soldier protective vest

The 7-year-old girl had almost saved enough to buy a smartphone when the Russian invasion of Ukraine began
26 March 2022, Ukraine, Kiev: A young girl blows bubbles as people take shelter in a metro station serving as an underground bomb shelter. Photo: Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
A young girl blows bubbles as people take shelter in a Kiev metro station serving as an underground bomb shelter. Photo: Carol Guzy/dpa.

When a 7-year-old girl in Ukraine emptied her piggy bank, it wasn't to buy something for herself, but to pay for a protective vest for a soldier.

The girl from the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukrainian Kirovohrad Oblast had almost saved enough to buy a smartphone when the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 reported in a piece on Monday.

She then suggested to her mother that she could use the savings to help Ukrainian soldiers.

"I simply decided to give the money up so that the war ends quickly," the girl said.

Her savings were not quite enough to buy the vest, so she sold flowers and drawings on the street.

Members of the voluntary group for whom she eventually bought the protective vest, were reportedly so touched by the small girl's act that they fulfilled her dream and gave her an iPhone as a gift.

Ukrainian girl empties piggy bank to buy soldier protective vest
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