Elementary school kids give back to seniors

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Christmas came early for some seniors in Loudon County thanks to generous students from Philadelphia Elementary.

It was a lesson in giving back and proving to the students that giving is far better than receiving.

The students bought simple items, wrapped them and hand delivered the presents to seniors at River Oaks Assisted Living Home in Loudon.

It was a surprise for many of the seniors who were excited about the gifts but more excited to talk to the students.

Kelly Brewster, a 4th grade teacher who put it all together "The students were very generous with their gifts and brought in more than we expected."

Simple gifts from the heart that made the season a bit brighter for the seniors.