It’s a Hanukkah miracle. Jewish actress and comedian Amy Schumer just did something big–and it’s not actually about her career–it’s about her family. The 35-year-old bought back the farm that her family previously owned before her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her family went bankrupt.
The star shared a screenshot of herself FaceTiming with her father to announce the news–and it’s honestly one of the most heartwarming things ever–because we can all relate to losing something we love, regardless of how much money we have. She posted a photo and video on Instagram:
The video she posted was originally taken by her father that shows her younger self trying to run away from home. In the caption, she wrote:
“Video from the farm when I was running away in the cornfield and my dad was taunting me because I wanted him to come with me. We lost the farm when we lost everything else. But today I got to buy it back for him.”
Schumer has previously opened up about her father’s battle with the illness in her book of essays “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.” She also says that humor is what got her family through hard times during an interview for ABC’s “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015“:
“In terms of my dad being sick, it was just confusing to me, especially the way MS works. He was in physical pain. That’s when I kind of took the lead and took care of everybody in my family. I would keep them – I would keep everybody laughing.”
We’re glad Schumer found a way with dealing with the hard parts of life–as we all need to find ways to make our days brighter. What’s even better, however, is finding ways to light up other people’s lives too.