Jun 11, 2018

German single mum gets windfall for kids after desperate tweet

A struggling German single mum with four children tweeted that she could not afford to pay for their school trips - and a tidal wave of sympathy has now brought her more than €14,000. "I'm crying because of the many lovely words!" she tweeted on Sunday, thanking thousands of people for their support. Her original tweet, which set the snowball rolling, did not launch any crowdfunding site - but among the many responses were tweets suggesting that she do so. Three of her children, she explained, needed hundreds of euros for school trips. Among the many supportive tweets for Tschudith was Charlotte Obermeier's: "The internet is terrific. But: it's a disgrace that a single mum, a paediatric nurse, doesn't get paid enough to afford school trips."

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