2 Boys Are Overcome With Emotion Opening Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

2 Boys Are Overcome With Emotion Opening Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Two boys in Trinidad are overcome with joy as they open their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.


For the past 25 years, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, has partnered with local churches in more than 100 countries to distribute gifts to boys and girls in need and tell them about God’s Greatest Gift—Jesus Christ.

Many churches and individuals have made it a tradition to save their shoeboxes and fill them with much-needed hygiene and comfort items. The items may not seem like a treat to some, but for these boys and girls the shoebox is a priceless gift they look forward to.

When we’re packing a shoebox, it’s always nice to imagine what the child’s reaction will be. Today, we don’t have to wonder because this video shows a group of boys all sitting in rows anxiously waiting to open their thoughtful gifts.

When the signal is given, they furiously open the box to see what treasures await. Two boys caught our eye as they beam over a soccer ball and a stuffed animal.

Their heartwarming reactions were caught on camera and it’s enough to make any heart soar. This short clip is such an important reminder that the things we may take for granted and the items that someone else so desperately need to survive.


Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”