10-year-old boy donates all his funds after he accidentally sees crowd mourning loss of a student
The generosity of a young boy goes a long way.
Max Morris, 10, from Arkansas, decided to donate his guitar money to a family that had just lost their loved one in an accident. His act of kindness captured the hearts of many people, as reported by America Now.
On June 30, 2016, Brent Price died in a car crash on Missouri Street in West Memphis AR. The 18-year-old had been accepted into college to start his degree in Dentistry.A GoFundMe account has been created to help the family of Brent, who was an ambitious straight-A student.
The account page states: 'Unfortunately his family doesn't have the insurance to cover his funeral expenses. Every little bit that is donated can help this family lay Brent to rest.'
The community arranged a candlelight vigil in a local park when Max saw the commotion. Out of curiosity, he joined the ceremony and he was touched when he learned about the incident.
Max was heartbroken for the family when someone told him that they were struggling to cover Brent's funeral costs.
The boy knew that he needed to help them in his own small way. He had been saving money in his piggy bank for five weeks.
Though he was really looking forward to buying his very own guitar, he knew that the family needed the money more.
At first, Max took $3 from his piggy bank and returned to the vigil. The young boy was halfway there when he had a change of heart and went back to his home.
Max decided to give them his $20. He thought that there would always be other opportunities to make money and he would have his guitar someday.
The crowd was moved by Max's generosity and his kind act prompted them to open their hearts and wallets as well.
Dan Olben, a community member, approached Max and commended him for his caring spirit. He left the gathering and returned a few minutes later with one of his guitars. He then gave it to the young boy.