A 6-year-old South Carolina boy who saved money to go to Disney World for his birthday decided instead to use the funds to buy food for those fleeing Hurricane Dorian, WJBF reported on Wednesday,
Jermaine Bell, who will be celebrating his seventh birthday on Sunday, said, "The people that are traveling to go to places, I wanted them to have some food to eat, so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they're going to stay at."
Bell stood oustide his home in Allendale, South Carolina, and placed two handmade signs along the highway informing evacuees that free food was available.
"I wanted to be generous and live to give," said Bell, who bought hot dogs, chips, and water for the evacuees, serving nearly 100 people who passed by.
Bell's grandmother Aretha Grant helped him give out the food and said, "He actually even prayed for a family while they were here in reference to their house being OK when they got back, so that was really tear dropping."
Grant, who hoped her grandson's act of kindness would be a message that he can take through life, said evacuees "weren't able to take everything. So just knowing that they couldn't take everything and we were able to have a house, so that's the blessed part that he should be thankful for and get out of it."
Bell said he hopes that after Hurricane Dorian has gone, he can have a birthday party at Animal Kingdom.
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