Hurricane Dorian: Boy cancels Walt Disney World birthday trip to use money to help evacuees

Hurricane Dorian: Boy cancels Walt Disney World birthday trip to use money to help evacuees

FILE PHOTO: A Hurricane Dorian evacuee holds a bottle of water as he rests on a cot in an evacuation shelter. A South Carolina child used his birthday money originally earmarked for a Disney trip to help evacuees escaping the storm.

ALLENDALE, S.C. — A South Carolina boy and his family had been saving money to head to Walt Disney World for his birthday, but instead, Jermaine Bell took the cash that was supposed to go to pay for his trip to see Mickey Mouse and used it to make sure Hurricane Dorian evacuees had something to eat, WTVD reported.

He bought hot dogs, chips and water to give to South Carolina evacuees as they escape the storm.

We often practice selflessness and make it a purpose to express the importance of gratitude in our family. Jermaine Jay's Fun Farm asked if Labor Day meant the whole week in SC and little did i know he had big plans. He decided to use some of his Disney Trip Birthday money to purchase and give out hotdogs, chips, and drinks to Dorian Evacuees... if you see him in Allendale,SC; honk your horn, or give him a wave to let him know that he’s doing a great job! #Proudmom 🥰 Please share so we can spread the word to as many people as possible... thanks in advance

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"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 they are going to stay at," Jermaine told WJBF.

He then took the feast and stood along Highway 125 in Allendale, South Carolina, handing out the food to almost 100 evacuees.

How did they find him? He made two signs, one on either end of the highway, to alert drivers to his table.

Jermaine, who turns 7 this weekend, also prayed with some of those trying to find shelter from the impending storm.

"He actually even prayed for a family while they were here in reference to their house being OK when they got back, so that was really tear-dropping," Aretha Grant, the little boy's grandmother, told WJBF.

Jermaine still hopes to get to Disney, but the trip will wait until after the storm passes. He has big plans when he gets to Orlando.

"Go to Animal Kingdom and see lots of lions and have a 'Lion King' party," he told WJBF.