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…
A 6-year-old girl has been left without a dad.
And now, a college in Texas has extended a helping hand.
But first, let’s start from the beginning…
After being arrested and forced onto the ground, former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
“Please, please… I can’t breathe.”
An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
He was only forty-six years old.
But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.
And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Gianna Washington, 6, is George’s only child.
Gianna attended a press conference in Minneapolis alongside her mother, Roxie Washington.
“At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father.”
“He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle.”
Washington was joined by former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who reportedly became friends with George Floyd after meeting him in Texas.
“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.”
“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.”
George’s daughter, Gianna, was filmed sitting on Jackson’s shoulders saying “my daddy changed the world.”
And the clip quickly amassed reactions from heartbroken viewers.
“This broke me. The positivity she still has after going through this. You are sunshine to the world, baby girl.”
You can support Gianna by donating to her GoFundMe here.
And she even met Joe Biden, who said,
“You’re so brave. Daddy’s looking down he’s so proud of you. I know you miss that bear hug, riding on his shoulders so you could touch the sky.”
“I know what I want to be when I grow up… I want to be a doctor. I want to take care of people.”
Because today, a college in Texas has revealed that they will provide Gianna with a full-ride scholarship when she’s old enough to attend.
According to TMZ, rapper Kanye West has already set up a college fund for the little girl.
But now, Texas Southern University has matched his offer.
“Texas Southern University Board of Regents announce scholarship fund for George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna. The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna.”
TSU will “prepare a place” for Gianna “if she wishes to attend the University,” they also said.
What an incredible gesture.
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