Guillermo Del Toro Makes His Country Proud And Makes 12 Students Dreams Come True
One group of students is a step closer to making their dreams come true, in no small part thanks to Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.
The director has often had a knack for making wishes come true – whether it be the starring character in “Shape of Water” or the slightly terrifying creatures of “Pans Labyrinth.”
But this time he’s helped grant the wishes of 12 Mexican math students who are aiming to travel to the International Math Competition happening this summer in South Africa.
The news quickly went viral and reached the ears of Guillermo del Toro, who then took to Twitter and wrote: “I offer to cover the airline tickets for all 12 members of the Olympic math team to South Africa. @CDMXOMM, I’m following you. Send me a DM, please. Abrazos.”
It all started on Thursday when Matemáticas CDMX shared a video thanking supporters for donations to help them reach their goal.
The team was coming up short and without much support from the government, they weren’t likely to make the trip on their own – dashing their dreams of competing in South Africa.
Once news broke that GDT, as he’s affectionately called in Mexico, was to cover the flight costs, many were shocked and grateful.
The mathmatics team themselves were shocked by the news and took to Twitter to say: “Wow! Just let us get up from the blackout!”
Many across social media were celebrating the gesture but it was the little math geniuses who were celebrating the greatest, as they’ll now be able to represent their country at this international event. The team took to Twitter to say they were “Excited, but above all motivated to give Mexico the international recognition that it deserves, we thank the community and other donors for their support of the Olympic team heading to South Africa…,” they wrote, noting that del Toro also will cover the flight tickets of another team that will attend a competition in the United Kingdom.
Many didn’t exactly know what to make of GDT trending on social media. Maybe he had a new movie in the works?
Although we are all here for his incredible kindness, wouldn’t it be amazing if he also announced he was working on a new film?
But once everyone realized what was happening, everyone came out to thank him!
We imagine there are many many Mexicans who feel the exact same way.
With the lack of support from the government, many were relieved that someone stepped up to help the kids achieve their goals.
One person on Twitter summed it up by saying “This dude, this is how it’s done!”
Others on Twitter were proud to see one of their own taking action to help the less fortunate.
Translation: “Guillermo del Toro, why did you pay for the plane tickets for the national math team?” “Because I am Mexican.”
Many were so moved by the generosity and shared how much hope it had given them.
With one person taking to Twitter to say: “Guillermo del Toro, today with your incredible gesture I again have hope in our country we can improve if there are more people like you.”