George Floyd's daughter Gianna, 6, raises over $2M on GoFundMe after her 'daddy changed the world' video
Gianna Floyd has been flooded by the kindness of strangers from across the country following the death of her father, George Floyd
Everybody on the internet became a puddle of mush after watching the adorable video of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd declaring 'daddy changed the world'. The cute yet heart-wrenching video pulled at not only people's heartstrings but also purse strings. Floyd's untimely demise hit his partner- Roxanne Washington and their six-year-old daughter Gianna, the most. The whole country is not only protesting for justice for Floyd's family but also actively contributing to help the family sail through any financial hardships they may experience following the death of the sole breadwinner of the family.
A GoFundMe page was set up on behalf of Washington by her attorney Stewart Trial Attorneys, to help raise funds to establish a trust fund for Gianna. The page was created on June 2, with a goal of raising $2,000,000 goal. The goal was met not only in record time but also exceeded it. Several donors donated for Gianna's fund (61.8K donors) with hopes of helping her out. A donor commented on the funding website's page, "I donated because I believe it takes a village to raise a child, and I want to be part of that village." Another donor shared, "Gianna, What happened to your father should never happen to any human being! Hoping the kindness of others will bring comfort to you and your family. Deepest sympathies and wishing God's strength to all of you!" The page explicitly states that the funds raised will be used for Gianna's education and living expenses.
Aside from the generous contributions from people across the country, Gianna also received Disney stock from Barbra Streisand. According to People magazine, Gianna not only received Disney stock but also two signed albums from the legendary singer. Gianna also received a full-ride scholarship to Texas Southern University, Houston, earlier this week. In a press release, the University revealed that the Board of Regents of TSU revealed they had "approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna ... if she wishes to attend the University."
George Floyd, an African-American man, died on May 25, after he was handcuffed and made to lie face down on the street while Derek Chauvin, a former white police officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Despite Floyd complaining of pain and difficulty in breathing, Chauvin refused to get off Floyd's neck. He was later rushed to the hospital, where doctors tried to resuscitate him for an hour before declaring him dead. Following Floyd's death, people have been protesting against police brutality and unfair killing of African-Americans while highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement across the country.