Four-year-old’s ‘lucky penny’ inspiring positivity after devastating Eastern Kentucky flooding

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Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 4:13 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 7:36 PM EDT
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WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Sometimes all that is needed to see the silver lining in a tough situation is childlike positivity.

One family is doing just that after witnessing their daughter’s positivity while cleaning up the remains of their home after it was destroyed by flooding.

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Ada Miller is only four years old, but her family has found an example in her outlook on life.

“Ada is so positive no matter, I mean look around and how bad it is, and still she’s so positive about everything that we do,” said Susan Miller, Ada’s mom.

While cleaning up their house, Ada found a penny that she called her “lucky penny”.

Though Ada is young, she has been hard at work helping her family pick up the pieces while continuing to spread her message.

“I’m lucky,” said Ada. “When I found that penny.. I was so lucky and I feeled really good.”

Her family said her faith - the faith of a child - has helped all of them stay positive.

“Ada was just playing to herself, and all of the sudden she was like I’m lucky I found a penny, and then she was like I don’t even have a home and I’m still lucky,” said Ada’s mom, Susan.

Her mother said she was so excited about the penny, and could not wait to share it with her family.

“It’s gonna be okay,” said Ada. “Just find your pennies.”

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