South Carolina – Rather than using his birthday vacation money to go to Disney World, this little boy chose to feed Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead.
Jermaine Bell will be turning 7 years old on September 8th. His parents had originally saved up some money so they could celebrate the youngster’s big day at ‘the happiest place on Earth’—but since the hurricane hit the east coast, Jermaine wanted to make sure those in the midst of it had something eat.
He and his family from Allentown, South Carolina then used their savings to buy sandwiches, snacks, and waters for families headed inland from the coast. Together, they stood on the side of the road with signs advertising how they were giving away free meals to evacuees.
“The people that are traveling to go to other 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,” Jermaine told local reporters in the interview below.
Over the course of just one day, Jermaine fed more than 100 evacuees—and he hopes to feed many more.
His mother Lauren Bell says that she has been incredibly touched by her son’s compassion—which is why she still hopes to take her son to Disney World, even if it means they simply have to put it off for a while.
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