Costa Rica: Crocs
Costa Rica is one of the countries Canada sends shoeboxes to and sometimes sends Canadian volunteer teams to participate in shoebox outreach events. On one of these trips there was a Canadian volunteer who was handing out shoeboxes to the children. She picked up two boxes but one was significantly heavier than the other. She became nervous that she would be giving a box that was mostly empty to the child and this upset her.
After she handed out the two boxes she stood in front of the boy who received the shoebox that was really light. When he opened the box she couldn’t see what was inside but saw his face completely light up and he began screaming really loudly. He kept saying; “I have some crocs, I have some crocs, I have some crocs.” The boy had desperately wanted a pair of croc shoes and there in his shoebox was a pair of crocs that fit him perfectly.