Over 300 adaptations of the Cinderella tale exist worldwide. Why so many? Because her story is about hope. Anyone going through hard times can read her story and hope that someday they, too, will be rewarded for enduring, and showing kindness and charity in the face of adversity.
Little kids love Cinderella because she is a pretty and kind princess. Adults love her because she recalls times when their lives were simpler.
Cinderella's timelessness proves that we share it across generations and cultures acting as stewards to keep the Cinderella tale meaningful and relevant.