This Grandma's Reaction To A Doll Says A Lot About The Effects Of Poverty On Children
"My grandmother could never have a doll, just like many other women her age, because of the poverty in Spain at that time."
Recently, Zakharova took to Twitter to share her grandmother's emotional reaction when she received the doll she was never able to have as a child as a Christmas present.
"My grandmother could never have a doll, just like many other women her age, because of the poverty in Spain at the time when they were children, that is after the Civil War. Wars, as we know, have very unfavorable effects on countries, and at that time eating, having a place to sleep at night, being able to wash oneself, etc. were all more important than having a doll. Many children who lived through those years had their childhoods taken away from them," she told BuzzFeed.
Zakharova says they decided to give her this present because they thought it would be a simple gesture that she would like: "We had no idea that she would be so excited about it. Obviously, we knew it was a special present, but we didn't know what her reaction would be. In the end, it was incredibly emotional."