The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This week’s Something Good is self-sacrifice.
Jermaine Bell turns seven today. He was supposed to be celebrating his birthday at Disney World after saving up money to go with his family on a birthday trip to Animal Kingdom, CNN reports.
Instead, the six year-old South Carolinian spent the money on food that he gave to evacuees from Hurricane Dorian as they traveled through Allendale to escape the storm.
Jermaine purchased hot dogs, chips, and bottles of water and gave them, along with prayers, away from a makeshift hot dog stand along a Highway 125 to evacuees.
He told WJBF, “The people that are traveling to other places, I wanted them to have some food to eat so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they’re gonna stay at.” Jermaine served more than 100 evacuees on Labor Day and many more after that. “I just wanted to be generous and live to give,” he said.
Aretha Grant, Jermaine’s grandmother, said, “We knew Jermaine was very special, but we didn’t know he was special in this way to be such a giver like this.” She told WJBF about Jermaine praying with a family who was worried about how they would find their home when they returned after the hurricane.
As Jermaine’s grandmother says, it is a blessing to be able to bless others in need.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!