A little child shall lead them, and 6-year-old Jermaine Bell of Allendale, S.C. is certainly showing that by giving up the money that he was saving to go to Disney World for his birthday in order to help feed evacuees fleeing from Hurricane Dorian’s devastating rampage.
According to WJBF, Jermaine, who is celebrating his 7th birthday on Sept. 8 decided to use his money to buy hot dogs, chips and water, which he served to coastal South Carolina evacuees…for free of course.
“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,” Bell told the news station. “I wanted to be generous and live to give.”
And so, the 6-year-old took his dollars, and his time, and stood along Highway 125 in his hometown with two signs, letting evacuees know that he was there to help.
According to CNN, Jermaine served more than 100 evacuees on his first day out, which was Labor Day. He has served “a lot” more people since.
“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,” Jermaine’s grandmother, Aretha Grant told WJBF.
“I am very proud,” she told CNN. “We knew Jermaine was very special, but we didn’t know he was special in this way to be such a giver like this.”
According to CNN, Jermaine intends to keep up his cooking spree all week until all evacuees return home safely.
As for his Disney trip, Jermain has not given up on that quite yet, noting that he hopes to “go to Animal Kingdom and see lots of lions and have a Lion King party.”