We recently reported that a 6-year-old boy from South Carolina used the trip money he was saving to go to Disney, to feed Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead. Now, he has been surprised with his dream trip come true! 6-year-old Jermaine Bell will be going to Disney after all!
31-year-old Lauren Creech, who is Bell’s mother, tells all. “We were contacted by a team from Disney … and they were able to surprise him for his birthday with Mickey and a cake and some gifts. We’re coordinating with them to go [to Disney] later this month!”
Jermaine Bell helps Hurricane evacuees during a scary time
Disney officials learn what is happening and fly to Jacksonville, FL where the family’s home is. When they arrive, they break the news to Bell and his family that they were going on a VIP getaway at Disney’s vacation kingdom! “His jaw just dropped open and he was smiling from ear to ear,” his mom says.
“He was really happy. He was very grateful for what they did. They gave him an animated Simba toy and he was just like, ‘This is my favorite Simba toy ever. I think I’m gonna sleep with it, it’s gonna go everywhere I go.’ ”
Where It All Begins
It all begins when Hurricane Dorian becomes a catastrophic Category 5 storm. It had already battered the Bahamas to pieces and now was on its way to Florida. The storm was also forecast to come up towards the Carolinas. This prompts mandatory evacuations all across the coast. Jermaine knew that he had to help in the wake of such a catastrophic storm.
“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 that they’re going to stay at,” he tells WJBF. He puts his money towards food and drinks such as hot dogs, chips, and water just to give away to evacuees in the South Carolina area.
With the help of Jermaine’s mother, Aretha Grant, he was able to help serve about 100 people that day. Check out the moment when Jermaine finds out he and his family are going to Disney in the heartwarming video below!
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