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6-year-old South Carolina boy gives up Disney World trip to help hurricane evacuees instead

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 18:35:57-04

6-year-old Jermaine Bell of South Carolina had been looking forward to visiting Animal Kingdom to "see lots of lions and have a Lion King party."

His parents were planning on celebrating Jermaine's seventh birthday by bringing him to Disney World, according to ABC News.

Jermaine then saw coastal residents evacuating as Hurricane Dorian made its way up the East Coast. He then gave up his trip to Disney World to help evacuees instead.

The boy set up a stand on a local highway with a sign that read "Dorian Evacuees Free Hot Dogs & Water," used the money his parents had saved for Disney World to buy food, and offered to pray for those in need

Jermaine's birthday is this week and he said while he still hopes to go to Disney World, he's "willing to wait for a second chance."

"The people that are traveling to go 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," Jermaine said.

"I wanted to be generous and live to give."

Read ABC New's story here.