8-Year-Old NY Burn Survivor Receives a Holiday Gift Package From Beyoncé

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Safyre Terry, an 8-year-old girl from Schenectady, N.Y., who survived a fatal fire with serious burns

Beyoncé wanted 8-year-old New York burn survivor Safyre Terry to know that she was a flawless little girl, so the pop icon sent over a care package to Safyre suggesting as much.

Here's why: Safyre was badly burned in a 2013 apartment fire that claimed the lives of her father and two brothers and sisters, the Daily Mail reported. This holiday season, all Safyre wanted was Christmas cards, and her aunt posted the request on social media. More than a million people mailed cards to Terry, including pop superstar Beyoncé.


"To My Survivor Safyre! You are such an incredible inspiration. Have a beautiful holiday," Beyoncé's handwritten note read. The note came with a "Flawless" T-shirt and a headband. 

Beyoncé joins the Obamas, Michael Bublé and even Katy Perry among the public figures who have sent Safyre cards. 

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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