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ajsmom posted 3/26/2013 09:19 AM

Over the weekend, I attended an event sponsored by the company of some friends of mine. It was an Easter Egg Hunt for their community. Kids of all ages got to hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy and small toys and each kid also received a raffle ticket for the grand prize for their age group - shiny new bicycles.

Toward the end of the event, one by one, they drew the winners for the bikes by age group. The boy who won the 12-15 year old group came up to claim his prize with a huge smile on his face. He then proceeded to tell my friend that he wanted to donate it back to someone he knew in the crowd. His reason? He didn't need a new bike and he knew his friend didn't have one. The organizers wanted to take his photo with the bike but he declined, saying humbly ďTake it with my friend instead.Ē

His parents stood by beaming with pride at his actions and he had most of us adults in tears, including the mother of the boy to whom he gave the bike.

Now thatís a great kid.

AJís MOM

Hearthache again posted 3/26/2013 09:28 AM

Yes. Sounds like something my 8 year old son would do. Every time he gets candy at church he gives it away to anyone that is new to the church. He has an amazing heart. I get compliments everywhere I go too.

The funny thing is he is also the most popular kid around too. He is usually the biggest and strongest too. We have a running statement that he is going to be the big jock in high-school that also sticks up for the kids that are bullied. He goes out of his way to make friends with kids with special needs. He is a peer mentor to a kid in his class with autism. And one time at a grocery store an almost adult with special needs was talking with him and his mom was almost in tears when we told her about it.

While kids get a bad rep because they can be a pain in the butt, there are still ones and moments that you are in awe of them.

JustDone posted 3/26/2013 09:35 AM

Awwwwwww, yes, a great story.

jo2love posted 3/26/2013 09:37 AM

What an awesome kid! Love this story!

lieshurt posted 3/26/2013 10:59 AM

What a great kid!

Kajem posted 3/26/2013 11:10 AM

nowiknow23 posted 3/26/2013 13:53 PM

His folks must be bursting with pride. What a generous and thoughtful thing to do.

sullymeishadomi posted 3/26/2013 14:20 PM

Sweet boy.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 3/26/2013 15:21 PM

That's awesome

simplydevastated posted 3/26/2013 15:43 PM

There is hope for humanity

annb posted 3/26/2013 16:30 PM

jrc1963 posted 3/26/2013 21:42 PM

AJ's mom... that's a great kid for sure.

incredulous posted 3/27/2013 07:29 AM

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