• SC boy who gave up birthday money to help Dorian evacuees gets Disney trip


    ALLENDALE, S.C. - A South Carolina boy and his family who gave up their Disney trip to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees were shocked when the company surprised them with a free trip to "The Most Magical Place on Earth."

    WTVD reported Jermaine Bell and his family saved for their trip to Walt Disney World for a year.

    [ALSO READ: SC boy cancels Disney World birthday trip to use money to help Dorian evacuees]

    It was going to be a trip to celebrate Bell's seventh birthday, but when Hurricane Dorian hit, Bell decided to use the trip money to help those impacted by the catastrophic storm. 

    "I just wanted to give people something to eat, so they can get where they are going," Bell said. 

    He bought hot dogs, chips and water to give to South Carolina evacuees as they evacuated from the storm. He also prayed with some of those who were trying to find a place to stay during the hurricane.

    A Disney spokesperson said after hearing about Bell's selflessness, the company decided to surprise him and his family with a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. 

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    Last weekend, the Disney bus arrived at Bell's house full of company cast members to share the good news that his birthday trip was on. 

    Bell said the lesson he learned during this time was "Be strong. And, if you do something good, good will come back to you."

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