A south suburban 11-year-old girl's unselfish gesture is making us Chicago Proud.
Anne Nelson was on a mission to make sure she sold more than 5,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies this year. Her reason was to win a trip to Disney World, but not for herself. Instead, Nelson wanted to gift the trip to a special needs school friend.
"Everyone should be kind to other people and generous because if someone wants to go somewhere or do something and they never have a chance to do it, it would make them feel amazing to do it," Nelson said.
Nelson said she got the idea from a virtue lesson in her school about generosity.
Her schoolmate was surprised at a ceremony Sunday at the Disney Store in Chicago Ridge.
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Girl, 11, sells Girl Scout cookies to send special needs school friend on Disney World trip