During a recent episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL, Gregory sat down with a pajama-clad Violet on the couch in Finn and Anna’s living room to tell his granddaughter a bedtime story. The tender moment was a big step between Gregory and his estranged son, Finn, and an absolutely adorable scene between actors Michael Easton (Finn), Gregory Harrison (Gregory) and Jophielle Love (Violet).
But the GH scene (which you can watch below) was also part of a bigger cross-network synergy campaign called the Magic of Storytelling, marking Disney’s ninth annual partnership with First Book. “Disney and GH are committed to supporting the next generation of innovators and storytellers,” the soap explains on its Facebook page, “ensuring that all young people have an opportunity to believe in the possibilities, build new skills and create the future they imagine.”
First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides new books, resources, and other essential materials to educators serving children in need, and Disney has been supporting the group for more than 20 years. In fact, according to the group’s website, Disney has provided over 80 million books to children from low-income families across the country since 2000.
From now through the end of March, there will be a new video uploaded to the MagicofStorytelling.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday featuring stars from Disney’s favorite shows and movies virtually reading a favorite children’s story. Additionally, talented artists from across the Disney family will also share their storytelling tips. You can also sign up to donate books or register for the organization’s resources if you are an educator who works with children in low-income areas.