Here is a heartwarming story to start your Friday. Instead of going to Disney World, a 6-year-old from South Carolina is helping the victims of Hurricane Dorian.
To celebrate his upcoming seventh birthday, Jermaine Bell’s parents had been saving money to take him on a trip to Disney World. After watching the coverage of Hurricane Dorian, Jermaine surprised his parents when he announced that he’d rather donate the money than take the trip. He asked his parents to buy food for those fleeing the hurricane who were making their way up the East Coast.
On South Carolina’s Highway 125, he set up a stand with a homemade sign that read “Dorian Evacuees Free Hot Dogs & Water” and told ABC affiliate WJBF that ” 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. I wanted to be generous and live to give.” The savings was enough to buy chips, water, and hot dogs for more than 100 evacuees.
Jermaine’s birthday is this week and he’s still hoping that he will get to go to Disney World one day, but for now, he’s willing to put others first and wait for a second change to go. He’s mostly looking forward to visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
We could all take a lesson from Jermaine and learn to put others first. Here’s hoping he gets his wish of a Disney trip!