A great-great-grandma has gone viral for the most heartwarming of reasons...
Her incredible act of kindness has captured the hearts of the internet this week.Flo Osborne, from Essex, UK, has received worldwide praise after images of her baking pies for hungry children went viral.
Flo began baking during lockdown to help vulnerable people in the community...
via: Getty ImagesBut she's now extended her efforts to support children whose parents are struggling to feed them - and she's not slowing down, either.
After hearing the full extent of Flo's heartwarming efforts...Reactions came pouring in, with people gushing over the act of kindness... especially when they found out how early she wakes up to start baking!
Flo is currently baking her pies to support soccer player, Marcus Rashford's call to help school children in the UK.
via: LES NICOLLBut, she started off baking for a different cause entirely.
The initial idea to share her pies came from her son Graham...
via: Getty ImagesGraham offered to help make meals in response to a community campaign started by firefighter Les Nicoll called the North Essex Support Team (NEST), which helps to look after elderly and vulnerable people who have been unable to leave their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Graham admitted to Les his mum could make a "mean cherry pie" and would be up for the job...Flo went on to become the campaign’s oldest baker, baking about twenty pies every fortnight, each of which made sixteen servings, ranging from sweet cherry and apple to savory steak.
The eighty-nine-year-old pays for all her own ingredients for the pies and she gets up as early as she can to get straight to work.
via: FacebookSometimes Flo can get up as early as 4.30 am to bake in the small kitchen at her sheltered accommodation.
Speaking about her incredible generosity, Flo said:
via: Facebook"I saw [Rashford’s campaign] on the news and I thought, that’s lovely. "I have been baking pies throughout lockdown to help vulnerable people in the community, and I love doing it. It keeps me going, and gives me something to do," she added.
via: Getty Images"But I thought, I would love to help the little ones, too. I’ve even been thinking about baking miniature pies for the children. "Some people say I’m mad, but I just tell them that I love to help other people. If I can help them, I will."
Flo has donated close to a whopping two-hundred pies since the start of April...
via: FacebookAnd she isn't stopping there - aiming to up her efforts in order to help feed even more hungry children on the school break.
What an incredible lady!
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