Barbra Streisand buys Disney shares for George Floyd’s daughter
George Floyd’s youngest child is now a Disney shareholder, thanks to Barbra Streisand.
Six-year-old Gianna Floyed took to Instagram to share a photo of herself along with a certificate of Disney shares, and thanked Streisand for the gift.
“Thank You @barbrastreisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you,” Gianna wrote.
Representatives for the singer confirmed to the Guardian that she had sent Floyd the shares, as well as videos of two television specials, 1965’s My Name is Barbra and Color Me Barbra (1966).
“I sent Gianna videos where I played a little girl in my first television special,” said Streisand, “singing kid songs, and my second special – a sequence with lots of baby animals.”
The spokesperson refused to reveal how many shares – which currently cost around $127 – were purchased on Floyd’s behalf.View this post on Instagram
According to a recent report, shares bought in 2010 would have yielded a 370% investment over the past decade.
Streisand has called the death of Floyd on 25 May in Minneapolis, after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes, “a modern day lynching”.
A week ago, Streisand reposted a widely shared video of Gianna on her father’s shoulders, with the child’s message: “Daddy changed the world”.
Gianna goes by the nickname “GiGi” on her Instagram account, which is thought to be run by her mother, Roxie Washington. She is the youngest of Floyd’s five children.
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