George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter is now officially a Disney shareholder, thanks to the US singer Barbra Streisand.
“Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you,” Gianna Floyd, 6, posted on Instagram.
Gianna Floyd, whose father died in police custody, last month after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, revealed on social media that she has been given stocks in the entertainment company by the Hollywood icon.
Variety reported that shares of Disney stock currently go for roughly $115 (Dh422.36). There was no indication of how much shares Streisand gave Gianna.
Along with the shares, the Grammy award-winning singer also gave the little girl two of her albums, “My Name Is Barbra” and “Color Me Barbra.”
Streisand’s spokeswoman quoted the star as 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.”
In the wake of the tragedy, there have been initiatives to make sure Gianna is taken care of as she grows up under these trying circumstances.
Earlier this month, the board of regents at Texas Southern University (TSU) announced it was offering to provide Gianna with a full scholarship should she wishes to attend the university.
“We know the value of an education in the pursuit of solutions and generational progress. We look forward to embracing her into the TSU family,” Gerald Smith, chairman of the TSU Foundation, said in a statement.
Earlier, rapper Kanye West set up a college fund for Gianna, apart from donating to a number of causes. A Go Fund Me page was also started for Gianna and has raised more than $2 million.
In addition, an official GoFundMe page for Gianna has already raised more than $2 million. “Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support,” Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington, wrote on the page.