Chrissy Teigen just performed a very generous act of kindness for an unsuspecting fan. The supermodel donated $5,605 to Mercedes Edney, a young woman who had started a crowd-funding campaign online to raise money to attend esthetician school.
The mother-of-one left an encouraging note for the aspiring makeup artist alongside her donation, which read: “I’ve seen this be your passion for such a long time now. So excited to see you fulfill your dream!”
A grateful and overwhelmed Mercedes took to Twitter to thank the Sports Illustrated model for her kind gesture. “THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! @chrissyteigen I don’t even know how else to thank you right now.”
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! @chrissyteigen I don't even know how else to thank you right now.
— Skin Care Genie (@CruzanChoklate) April 8, 2017
Chrissy replied back on the social media platform, telling Mercedes that she can’t wait for her to achieve her dream. “I’m really excited for you to live out your passion,” the television personality stated.
@CruzanChoklate I'm really excited for you to live out your passion ❤❤❤
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 8, 2017
Mercedes also opened up about Chrissy’s generosity in a touching post on Instagram on Sunday (Apr. 9), in which she revealed how the cookbook author has helped her achieve a goal she “never [thought] in [her] wildest dreams [would] happen.”
Something absolutely amazing happened last night. Many of you know how much I love skin care and my plans to attend esthetician school next month. Last night I posted my tuition fundraiser on twitter and something I never in my wildest dreams happened. My paypal alert went off, and as I looked at my phone, there was amount of $5605. I thought it was a glitch. I then look at my email and realized it came from my fundraiser. @chrissyteigen donated my entire tuition money for school. I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my downpayment for esthetician school. I haven't been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or rtd my link or have supported me this entire time. It means more to me than you'll ever know. #ixorabb #futureesthetician
"Something absolutely amazing happened last night," Mercedes wrote, alongside an image of a receipt she received for paying her tuition. “My paypal alert went off, and as I looked at my phone, there was amount of $5605,” the North Carolina native explained, adding Chrissy is the reason why she has been so joyful these past few days. “I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my down payment for esthetician school. I haven't been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or rtd my link or have supported me this entire time. It means more to me than you'll ever know. ♥♥ #ixorabb #futureesthetician."
While this is the first time Chrissy has publically helped with someone’s financial woes, she has supported others in the past on a more emotional level. Chrissy came to Kristin Cavallari’s defence after the mother of three was ridiculed on social media. Last year, when the former Hills star posted a photo on Instagram of her children and husband wearing matching swimming trunks, she was accused of starving her children. Chrissy explained on Twitter how parents need to support each other rather than tearing each other down. “I will never know who parents criticize others so harshly, knowing they’d go insane if they were on the receiving end all the time,” Chrissy tweeted. The social media maven has also been very open about dealing with depression and celebrating body positivity.