Disney Surprises Six-Year-Old Boy With Walt Disney World Trip After Helping Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

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Six-year-old Jermaine Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., spent more than a year saving money for an upcoming birthday trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. However, Hurricane Dorian changed Jermaine’s plans in a big way. Millions of people have since been inspired by the story of this little boy’s selfless act of compassion.

Six-year-old Jermaine BellSurprised with Dream Walt Disney World Trip

As the hurricane approached the South Carolina coast, Jermaine emptied his piggy bank and bought hundreds of hot dogs, bags of chips and bottled water. He served them free of charge to hurricane evacuees who passed through the South Carolina town where he was visiting his grandmother.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Jermaine celebrated his seventh birthday, when Mickey Mouse and a group of Walt Disney World cast members made a surprise visit to tell Jermaine that he and his family are going to Walt Disney World Resort after all. The family will enjoy a VIP getaway at the vacation kingdom later this month.

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Doug

It is stories like this that solidify my sincere excitement for generations to come that people care about people no matter what the obstacle may be or what small differences exist. We are all one. Thank you Jermaine for showing us the way, even when we forget what is really important. A special thank you for the family of this special young man for showing him how to care and love.

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This is one of a million reasons we love the magic of Disney!

Kim
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Kim

Such a great story! Kudos to both Jermaine & Disney.

Christine
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Christine

I love this! This is so sweet and kind to do! The world needs more people like this little boy!

Kay
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Kay

This brought happy tears! What a sweet, good hearted child. I’m so glad he was rewarded for thinking of others before himself – that can be a hard thing to do, especially when you worked and saved to fulfill a dream. I wish we had more happy stories like this in the news. Love that Mickey hug!

Kari
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So so sweet! I’m also loving those cute themed buses during our trip this time!