We ourselves are responsible for our future and for making this world a better place – this ideology is taught to us since our childhood, but hardly do we keep that in mind and do the needful, little alone for the environment. We all know that trees are essential for our being yet planting trees for a sustainable world is just restricted to may be June 5, World Environment Day. But a tiny girl from the UK is winning hearts across the Internet, with her gesture of making the world greener and better.
Meet seven-year-old Arrabella Cornelius, who has melted hearts by her gesture of planting a tree on a sidewalk on London’s busy Oxford Street. Her father Neil Cornelius helped her plant the tree at midnight at a place where there used to be a shady tree once. The tree was vandalised, according to reports by the BBC, some six months ago that left a hole on the pedestrian walk. Many toiled daily on the busy sidewalk, little did anyone care about the missing tree other than little Bella.
According to reports, the gardening enthusiast spent all her pocket money to buy a maple tree and urged her father to help her plant it. Not only did the father-daughter duo rose to fame by their kind gesture, it was Arrabella’s letter that has touched everyone’s heart. She attached a letter to the sapling urging everyone else to be protective about the plant.
“Dear everyone, my name is Arrabella Cornelius. I am 7,” the note attached to the tree read. “I have planted this tree here for everyone to watch it grow and enjoy. Please respect it as I bought it with my own money. Plus my daddy risked getting arrested planting it!”
In her note, she also mentioned #MytreeLondon and Londoners appreciated her effort and thanked her for this heartwarming act. People on Twitter and Instagram have shared the picture of the tree and the letter, many hoping that it survives the approaching winter.
— Luke Pollard (@LukePollard) October 18, 2016
— Sarah Winter (@sarahelizwinter) October 21, 2016
— RPC (@recordedpicture) October 21, 2016
— Emma (@Meehka) October 21, 2016
— Pete Bellis (@ProMediaRes1) October 21, 2016
— Richard Ford (@_richard_ford) October 19, 2016
This is the bestest thing you will see on Twitter today 🌳🌻🌳🌻
— ALAN HOW∀RD (@AhJaysusHowaya) October 21, 2016
According to a report by the Telegraph UK, even the Westminster Council thanked the “guerrilla gardeners” for planting the maple tree, “adding it was ‘fantastic’ that people were caring for their local environment.”
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