Kindness comes in all shapes and forms, but when we witness little children doing good for others, the hopes of leaving this planet to someone caring and loving is raising higher and higher.
Nathan isn’t an ordinary 9-year-old kid who spends his days only playing and hanging out with his friends. Well, he does watch a lot of YouTube videos, something his dad doesn’t really approve of, but it was because of one of those videos he stumbled upon that he decided to make a change in the lives of the homeless people from a local shelter in Rock Island, Illinois.
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Nathan was so deeply touched by the video showing people helping the homeless that he decided to do the same together with his dad Ethan. “I told my dad a couple of hours later when I got done watching the video, ‘I wanna do what they did,’” Nathan told CBS Local.
The next thing these father and son did was getting a list from the shelter about the things they needed the most. Both Nathan and Ethan withdrew $150 from their bank accounts, which was the entire saving this awesome boy had, and headed to the store. They bought shoes, gloves, barbecue sauce, and some treats like cupcakes and cookies. “It makes me feel happy and proud of myself,” Nathan said.
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Cindi Gramenz, the development coordinator at the shelter, welcomed Nathan and his dad and thanked them for their kindness.
“You know you’re doing an awesome thing, right? You’re helping a lot of people. At nine years old, to be feeling that kind of compassion for the work we do and for what’s going on in his community is pretty amazing,” she said, according to the Epoch Times.
Ethan was so proud of his son that he decided to share what he did on Facebook. “I can’t help it, I have to brag on my kids when they do big things.” People who stumbled upon his post couldn’t help but praise Nathan. Some of the comments were: “I hope a few are inspired to do the same, Ethan. I love this,” “Raising a great young man there, Ethan,” and “Nathan, has realized the joy of giving is so much greater than the joy of receiving! The lesson learned from a growing heart showing compassion to other’s is a very very valuable lesson indeed!”
Awesome job young man!