The foster care system is known to be tough on kids, as actress Tiffany Haddish knows first hand.

Over her career, she's shown much compassion for those in a similar situation - and now she's making the ultimate gesture...

Tiffany Haddish has hit the headlines for a remarkable reason this week...

via: Getty

And while her story is heartbreaking, the outcome will warm even the coldest of hearts.

Haddish is a massively successful actress now...

via: Getty

But she's opened up about her humble beginnings in foster care and by doing so, she has offered a gesture of hope to children in the same boat.

It's a sad reality of life, but there are so many children out there who have no real family...


And, as a result of this, these unfortunate people end up being passed to and from various different families throughout their childhoods.

This is called the foster system...


And, sadly, this system can prove to be a cruel and damaging experience for many children.

Hundreds of thousands of children are in the foster system here in the U.S...

via: Getty

And on any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care.

Much of our foster care system is broken...

via: Shutterstock

And the children suffer as a result. And, more often than not, children don't even get a real foster home, they are, instead, sent to live in institutions or group homes.

Many children are bounced from one foster home to another...

And, as a result, they can sometimes experience very little stability while growing up.

And, sadly for most children...

via: Shutterstock

The foster system is anything but short-term.

Which is something that Tiffany Haddish knows all too well.

via: Getty

After her mother was in a horrific car accident, Haddish found herself in the foster care system.

"You never knew who she was going to be; I was begging my mom to [let me] go live with my grandma."

"You're dropped in these strangers' houses, you don't know these people, these people don't know you, you don't know if they're gonna hurt you, if they're gonna be kind, you don't have a clue what's going on," she shared back in January.

But Haddish revealed one thing that helped her through this tough time in her life...

And that was having her own suitcase.

"I had a purpose, like I'm a person like I'm not garbage, I got this."

"It's mine, and my things are in here, and wherever I go I can take this with me and I'm going somewhere."

So Haddish decided to make an incredible move...

By donating 100 suitcases to the Villages Foster Care Adoption service to help other kids feel the same way... and it truly touched the hearts of so many people online.

"These are just some of the over ninety-five suitcases donated from last week’s Tiffany Haddish show in Bloomington."

"The actress/comedian always requests ticket holders bring suitcases to donate to local children in foster care. It’s the second year we received a donation from her show. Thank you to all who donated and to Tiffany, we are so grateful!"

Truly amazing!

via: Getty

And now Haddish has opened up about another heartwarming gesture.

"I'm taking parenting classes to adopt," she told E! earlier this week.

"I'm looking at five and up, really like seven. I want them to be able to know how to use the restroom on their own and talk. I want them to know that I put in the work and wanted them."

We think this is an incredible move.

Scroll on for more celebrity news...