George Floyd's daughter Gianna gifted Disney shares by Barbra Streisand, here's how she honored her dad
The gift package also included copy of two Streisand albums — 'My Name is Barbra' and 'Color Me Barbra'
The death of 46-year-old George Floyd has sparked outrage and protests throughout the world. With the boundaries blurred, people from different sections of the society have come together to voice their opinion about the injustice against the black community. Just the way Floyd summoned all the mothers when he called out for his mama, he has also become a symbol of revolution as a father.
Following his tragic death, his six-year-old daughter Gianna has become his voice and has inspired millions by being at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. Her pain enraged the protesters further when she first broke her silence and spoke about her father to Good Morning America saying she misses him terribly. Gianna's mother Roxie Washington said in a statement, "He just wanted her to have the best. We were struggling so he did what he had to do as a man and he had to come here (to Minneapolis) to work. And he said I'm going to come back and get y'all."
Gianna, who now owns an Instagram account with over 43,5000 followers, often shares thought-provoking posts and videos demanding justice for her father. The page also consists of her pictures with Floyd, sharing some of their sweet memories. The latest post on Instagram is a picture captioned, "Stop Killing Our Fathers". Gianna appeared at a protest with former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who was a close friend of Floyd's. Jackson shared a video of her sitting on his shoulder screaming "daddy changed the world". He captioned it, "That's right GiGi 'Daddy changed the world' George Floyd the name of change. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #ivehadenough Love to all who have love for all."
Many celebrities have extended their support to Floyd's family. While Kanye West has donated $2M towards Gianna’s tuition fee, Barbra Streisand recently gifted Gianna shares of her Disney stock. As of the market closing on June 12, shares were valued at $115.49 each. Gianna thanked the singer on Instagram for her generous present. She wrote, "Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you." The gift package also had copies of two Streisand albums including ‘My Name is Barbra’ and ‘Color Me Barbra’. Last week, Texas Southern University announced that its Board of Regents and the TSU Foundation Board had approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Gianna if she wanted to attend the university. Also, a GoFundMe account has raised more than $2.1M.
Floyd was killed on May 25 by Minnesota Police. Police officer Derek Chauvin held him on the ground and pressed his knee against Floyd's neck as he gasped for air. The cop did not budge for nearly nine minutes, leading to Floyd's death. The act was caught on video and Chauvin and three other officers at the scene were fired. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, while the other three were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.