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This Dad Wrapped Christmas Presents For Some Squirrels And It's Just So Pure

"My family is used to me being a bit nutty at times."

Posted on December 25, 2016, at 12:11 p.m. ET

This is Paul Chesnaye and his daughter Lucy, who live on the outskirts of London.

Lucy Chesnaye

They've had a difficult week after enduring a family tragedy a few days ago, Paul told BuzzFeed News, and found themselves in need of some laughter this Christmas.

So Paul decided that he would make his loved ones smile by spreading some holiday cheer with others — namely, the squirrels that frequent their backyard.

Lucy Chesnaye

He packaged up some nuts in wrapping paper so their furry friends would have something to open on Christmas morning.

Lucy Chesnaye

"We had some Brazil nuts, some peanuts, almonds, and cashews," Paul said. "They got a real selection so it was a special Christmas present!"

Lucy Chesnaye

The squirrels were wary at first, but eventually got into the Christmas spirit and tore into their gifts.

Lucy Chesnaye

Lucy decided to share her dad's lovely gesture on Twitter, where it soon went viral and was shared by thousands.

so my dad gave the squirrels christmas presents

"I find it really funny and I never expected so many people to see it," Lucy told BuzzFeed News.

People thought Paul's gift-giving embodied the spirit of Christmas.

He was called a "kind soul"...

...and "pure."

Paul said that going viral on Christmas has brightened up his family's day.

"My daughter said the reaction to her tweet has been incredible, but this is all new to me," he said.

"My family is used to me being a bit nutty at times," he said.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.