Following the tragic death of George Floyd, a Texas college has come forward with an incredible offer for his 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to read more about their amazing gesture...
As George Floyd's name dominates global headlines, we all need to remember one thing.
via: Getty ImagesA 6-year-old girl has been left without a dad.
George's daughter, Gianna, is having to face the harshest impact of this tragedy...
This is George Floyd’s 6 year old daughter Gianna. This child will have to live the rest of her life knowing her fa… https://t.co/Al2OCwVYCH— Manny Jones (@Manny Jones)1591135614.0
Last week, footage of George Floyd's arrest started to circulate on social media.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
In the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him.
via: Twitter"Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But, amid the protests and the violence, there is a little girl who has lost her dad.
via: GettyGianna Washington, 6, is George's only child.
Last week, Gianna spoke out about her dad...
via: TwitterGianna attended a press conference in Minneapolis alongside her mother, Roxie Washington.
Through tears, Roxie explained that she wants justice for George.
via: Getty Images"At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father."
She continued her emotional statement:
via: GofundMe"He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle."
"If there's a problem she is having and she needs her dad, she doesn't have that anymore."
via: Getty ImagesWashington was joined by former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who reportedly became friends with George Floyd after meeting him in Texas.
Jackson responded to Washington's powerful words, saying:
via: Getty Images"There's a lot of stuff you said that he's gonna miss — that I'm gonna be there for. I'm gonna walk her down the aisle. "I'm gonna be there for her. I'm gonna be here to wipe your tears. I'm gonna be here for you and Gigi."
via: Twitter"Floyd might not be here, but I'm here for her, I'm here to get justice, and we're gonna get justice for my brother."
And, later that day...
via: InstagramGeorge's daughter, Gianna, was filmed sitting on Jackson's shoulders saying "my daddy changed the world."
It was a heartbreaking sight.
@Vada_Fly @AmyCrandall This broke me. The positivity she still has after going through this. You are sunshine to the world, baby girl. 🥺❤️— sarah mann (@sarah mann)1591162173.0
"When You Remember #GeorgeFloyd Make Sure You Remember This Beautiful Soul That He Left Behind.""This broke me. The positivity she still has after going through this. You are sunshine to the world, baby girl."
Watch the heart-wrenching video below:here.
Ever since the video went viral, little Gianna has experienced an outpour of love and generosity...
This is @JoeBiden with George Floyd's daughter earlier today. ♥ https://t.co/0JMFg9Zfxv— Chris D. Jackson (@Chris D. Jackson)1591653512.0
And, in a more recent interview, Gianna opened up about wanting to become a doctor one day.
George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna: "I miss him ... I want to be a doctor and take care of people'' https://t.co/o7F08adZBG— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLG Local 10 News)1591204579.0
Well, that dream may just come true.
@Complex she deserves it, no one deserves to go through trauma like that, stay strong Gigi✊🏽— Jonathon🤍☁️ (@Jonathon🤍☁️)1591832567.0
Now, this isn't the first funding offer put forward for Gianna.
via: GettyAccording to TMZ, rapper Kanye West has already set up a college fund for the little girl.
The 529 college savings fund will fully cover all tuition for Gianna when she is ready to go to college one day.
via: GettyBut now, Texas Southern University has matched his offer.
They announced the news on their Twitter page.
Texas Southern University Board of Regents announce scholarship fund for George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna. The Board… https://t.co/ld6zUjoofm— Texas Southern University (@Texas Southern University)1591737064.0
The school said that this is their way of "honoring the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest."TSU will "prepare a place" for Gianna "if she wishes to attend the University," they also said.
What an incredible gesture.
A word from Texas Southern University Student Government Association President Khaniya Burley. #TXSU https://t.co/6LJOAnbPKB— Texas Southern University (@Texas Southern University)1591734441.0