(FOX NEWS) - A 7-year-old girl's heartbreaking letter to Santa has encouraged concerned residents in Edinburg, Texas ─ and even overseas ─ to reach out with an act of kindness.
Last week, first-grader Crystal Pacheco was instructed to write down her Christmas wishes as part of an in-class assignment, and her teacher was shocked to find that Crystal merely asked for a ball, some food and a blanket, ABC News reported.
"I have binde good this day," Pacheco wrote. "This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a blancet."
Crystal's teacher, Ruth Espiricueta, later shared the girl's troublesome letter on Facebook, writing that her heart breaks "when I hear [students] ask for things that we sometimes take for granted."
Espiricueta told ABC News that Crystal was the only one of her students to ask for such basic items.
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