A trip to Disney World is an excellent way to spend your birthday, which is exactly what six-year-old Jermaine Bell’s family had planned to do. That is, until he decided to donate his birthday savings to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees.

Bell’s family had been saving up for a special trip to Disney World for his seventh birthday on Sep. 8, but instead this incredibly generous little boy decided to use the money to feed those evacuating from Dorian in South Carolina. Over Labor Day weekend, mandatory evacuations were given to South Carolina residents along the state’s 190-mile coast.

“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 WJBF.

As evacuees travelled along Highway 125 in Allendale, South Carolina Bell and his family stood on the side of the road with handmade signs passing out hot dogs, chips and water. They ended up serving almost 100 evacuees. “I wanted to be generous and live to give,” Bell said.

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Bell still hopes to make it to Disney World to celebrate his birthday and clearly that would be a well-deserved celebration. His mom Lauren plans to make that wish come true. “He has a very big heart and all-around caring spirit. It definitely makes it a birthday to remember for him,” she shared on Facebook.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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