An Orphan's Message to Oprah: "You Have Boosted My Esteem and Humanity"

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During a 2004 Oprah Show, Oprah recalled her life-changing Christmas journey to hand-deliver presents to 50,000 children in South Africa. She described how, often times, the children would have more profound reactions to gifts of clothing than gifts of toys.

"When you've been poor," Oprah explained, "you realize that that skirt makes you feel like everybody else."

In a special moment after the show, Oprah told the story of the thank you letter she received from a 12-year-old orphaned girl on one of the final days of her journey. Watch as Oprah shares how this trip was a deeply personal mission for her and why this letter was the greatest gift she'd ever received.