Barbra Streisand Gave George Floyd's Daughter a Very Special Gift
Gianna Floyd, George Floyd's daughter, got a little something to add to her portfolio. According to CNN, Broadway star and Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand gifted Gianna with shares of Disney stock, as well as copies two DVDs of her TV specials, My Name Is Barbra and Color Me Barbra. Gianna, who is 6 years old, shared the news on her Instagram feed, where she showed herself with the certificate.
"Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you," she captioned the gallery.
A representative for Streisand confirmed the news, telling CNN, "We confirm the information in the recent Instagram by George Floyd's daughter, Gianna, concerning a gift to her from Barbra Streisand." The rep added that Streisand explained her gift, saying, "I sent Gianna videos where I played a little girl in my first television special singing kid songs and my second special a sequence with lots of baby animals."
Streisand's gifts come after news of Kanye West setting up a 529 college fund for Gianna (he donated a combined $2 million Gianna as well as the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor). Additionally, Texas Southern University (TSU) announced that it would offer Gianna a full scholarship if she chose to attend the institution. The official GoFundMe page for Gianna has raised more than $2 million.
"Because of her father's tragic murder due to police brutality, Gianna will now go through life without her dad," the page description reads. "In addition, their family has lost their provider, and will no doubt suffer financial hardship after this tragic loss."
After the outpouring of support, the Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington, thanked everyone who donated.
"Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support," they wrote.