87-year-old woman spends months knitting 75 hats to keep kids in need warm over winter



With the daily deluge of bad news, it’s easy to forget that true heroes live in every society. Their deeds are not always made famous, their names are not always known. They are there, though.

An 87-year-old woman in Massachusetts is certainly one of them, though she reportedly prefers to remain anonymous. As per sources, she spent months knitting 75 hats for kids who need them during the harsh winter months.

It’s said she was aiming to give back to her community in the best way she knew how. She might not be as mobile as she once was – forgivable, given her advancing years – but she found a way to help all the same.

Knitting for joy

After knitting 75 hats, the woman is said to have asked her daughter to hang them all in plastic bags on the fence at Nelson Memorial Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She also donated hats to the local homeless shelter.

Speaking to Boston 25 News, she said: “Just these little things would mean so much to someone who doesn’t have anything.”

Indeed, these ‘little things’ could make a world of difference to many people. This woman might want to remain anonymous, but there can be no doubting she has a heart of pure gold.

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