Girl with autism bakes hundreds of scones to cheer up seniors

8-year-old girl with autism bakes hundreds of scones to cheer up seniors during lockdown

In times of crisis, it is important that we all help each other.

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are – everyone can contribute in their own way to aid the fight against Coronavirus.

8-year-old Riah Totten from Belfast, Northern Ireland, wanted to do what she could to help the elderly and vulnerable people in her neighborhood.

Riah’s great passion is soccer, but since there’s a lockdown in the UK, she can no longer do what she loves.

But nothing bad happens that doesn’t bring a little good with it…

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“She was struggling with the restrictions but she was happy being off because she doesn’t like school anyway,” Ms Dobbin told the Press Association.

Instead, Riah discovered how much she liked to bake and, with the help of her mother, Amanda Dobbin, the two decided to make a heartwarming effort for the residents in their community. The cooking started when her grandma stopped by and dropped off some baking stuff for the kids.

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“Riah would sometimes get obsessed with things so when she started baking scones she got obsessed with it,” Amanda said.

From early morning to late evening, the little girl baked over 300 scones, which were later distributed to senior citizens in the area.

The first day Riah and her mother baked 120 buns. The second day they increased the production and made 265!

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“It’s just taken off, she loves it,” Amanda said.

“[Riah] says that Gordon Ramsay inspires her and now thinks she doesn’t need to go back to school because she wants to open a scone shop and work there all day.

“She has such a big heart, she always thinks of everyone else.”

It’s both inspiring and gratifying to see how such a young girl can make a difference in the society.

If an 8-year-old can contribute to a better world in these tough times, then we all sure can do something to help our fellow human beings.

Let’s take a moment and share this story on Facebook, to hopefully inspire all of our friends to show humanity and solidarity.