A 7-year-old Florida boy whose motto is “live to give” gave up his birthday money to victims of Hurricane Dorian.
He and his family were saving the money for a trip to Disney World — but they ended up receiving a free trip for his extravagant generosity in return.
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Jermaine Bell and his family saved for an entire year to go to Disney World, where they would celebrate his 7th birthday.
That plan fell through, though, after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas and portions of the U.S. eastern seaboard.
When the Bell family heard about the victims of the deadly hurricane, Jermaine said that he wanted to use the money to provide for those in need.
“I just wanted to give people something to eat, so they can get where they are going,” he said.
His story went viral, and Disney ended up reaching out to the family to extend a free vacation for Jermaine’s good deeds.
WTVD-TV, a Disney bus “pulled up to Bell’s house over the weekend, and cast members surprised him with the news that his birthday trip was back on.” Cast members broke into a chorus of “Happy Birthday to You” after he received the news of his free trip.
Jermaine’s take on the happening? “Be strong, and if you do something good, good will come back to you.”
Disney uploaded the full video to its YouTube page and captioned it, “Six-year-old Jermaine Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., spent more than a year saving money for an upcoming birthday trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. However, hurricane Dorian changed Jermaine’s plans in a big way. Millions of people have since been inspired by the story of this little boy’s selfless act of compassion.”
Six-year-old Jermaine Bell Surprised with Dream Walt Disney World Trip