Disney Surprises 7-Year-Old Boy Who Helped Hurricane Dorian Evacuees
"If you do good things, you will be rewarded."
Jermaine Bell, of Jacksonville, Florida, spent a year saving up money in the hopes of celebrating his 7th birthday at Walt Disney World on September 8th. But after Hurricane Dorian hit, he spent his savings buying food and water for some of the storm's evacuees in Allendale, South Carolina, with his grandmother.
"I wanted to be generous and live to give," Bell told a local ABC News affiliate.
Jermaine's act of kindness quickly made headlines, and people were so touched by his selfless gesture that they donated more than $12,000 to help get him to the happiest place on earth.
Then, on Sunday, Mickey Mouse and some of his friends surprised Jermaine and his family at his birthday party and told him they were going to Disney World after all! The family will receive a VIP vacation later this month, proving that the old adage of "the more you give, the more you shall receive" is true.
Disney Parks posted a video of the surprise on Monday, and the look on Jermaine's face when Mickey himself showed up is truly priceless.
"I was just super happy," Jermaine said of the surprise. "I'm really excited because I've wanted to go to Disney for a long time."
And Jermaine had a wonderful message to share with the world after seeing his good deed go totally unpunished: "Be strong, and if you do good things, you will be rewarded."
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