Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bates Give Back

"For little kids, it's just natural...for them to be self-absorbed at that age. As parents, we have to really work on teaching them to look past themselves."
-Kelly Bates

In this deleted scene from Thursday's episode (click here to read our recap), Gil and Kelly Bates show their younger children the toys Kelly purchased for families who lost everything in the Gatlinburg fires. The parents of 19 use this as a teaching moment to demonstrate to their kiddos how to find ways to reach out to others.

Photo/video courtesy of UP


  1. It's really a blessing to be able to do something like this. We actually have been on the receiving end when my daughters were little. We couldn't afford gifts at Christmas but they knew even at that age Christmas wasn't about presents. Some friends probably from church or MOPS found out and we were getting gifts from people who to this day I don't who they were. But it is even more fun to do the same to another family which we were able to do and oh what a blessing it was to help a single mom without revealing who we are.

  2. Way to show your children love for their fellow mankind!

  3. I can't believe they deleted that scene! It's something everyone needs to see! Go Bates!

  4. It is a struggle to get our 5 year old to give and not always want to receive. She is fine with giving but thinks she should always get something. Every time we talk about helping out kids in need she talks about giving them things but also asks what toys will she get. Encouraging that I am not the only one experiencing this problem.....I though I went wrong in how I raised her.

  5. So glad to hear that every one is OK and that there was minor damage. They and the families in Gatlinburg are in my prayers. I didn't know that fire was started by someone accidentally. So sad


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