Homemade and Warm: Anonymous Hero Knits 75 Hats, Gives Them to Kids in Need
In the bitter cold weather that winter often brings, it can be tempting to cuddle up inside and ignore the frozen outside world. That's not what one anonymous woman in Boston did over the freezing early days of 2018, however. Instead of focusing on herself, this do-gooder decided to help young people in need, by knitting 75 hats that she gave away for free.
The super-knitter from Plymouth, MA was interviewed—anonymously—by a local news station, and shared that in doing this generous act, she not only helped others, but brought happiness into her life as well.
"I like doing them. I think it's fun. I just like to stay in the background," she said. "Just because it makes me feel good that I can do something for someone."
Plenty of research shows that generosity improves the giver's life as well as the recipient of the generosity. This is a perfect example!
After the 75 hats were completed, the woman's daughter hung them, in plastic ziploc bags, along a fence at Nelson Memorial Park in Plymouth. And they went fast! Only four hats remained at the time of the news interview, just a couple of days later.
The generous knitter has one personal wish for the hats she knitted: "If I ever see anybody in Market Basket or something wearing one of the hats, I'd be thrilled to pieces," she said. So sweet!