Jermaine Bell, 6, saved up his money to take his family on a trip to Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom for his seventh birthday.
Instead of going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, he used the money to buy hundreds of hot dogs and opened a hot dog stand along a busy road, to pass out his purchases to Hurricane Dorian evacuees who were passing through his South Carolina town. Handing out the hot dogs with “water, chips and prayers.”
When interviewed by WJBF-TV little Jermaine said:
“The people that are traveling to other places, I wanted them to have some food to eat so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they’re gonna stay at.”
He served more than 100 evacuees on Labor Day and he’s served “at lot” more since then.
Aretha Grant, his grandmother talked to CNN about her grandson.
“He actually even prayed for a family while they were here in reference to their house being okay when they got back, so that was really tear dropping.”
“I am very proud. We knew Jermaine was very special, but we didn’t know he was special in this way to be such a giver like this.”
What a sweet heart!
Jermaine is going to keep up his stand all week, until the evacuees are safely back home. He hasn’t given up on going to the Animal Kingdom yet. He still hopes to go at another time and maybe have a Lion King party.
His family should be proud. What a kind and generous child he is! I hope Disney hears about it and maybe can do something for him. So many of us can learn from his example. I’m very happy to live in a world that has someone like Jermaine Bell in it.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who’s been impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Stay safe.
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