JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A Florida boy and his family were surprised with a dream vacation to Walt Disney World after using money they had saved up to feed Hurricane Dorian evacuees.
Jermaine Bell and his parents had been saving up money to go on a dream vacation to Walt Disney World. However, while on vacation in South Carolina, news of Hurricane Dorian's arrival came through.
Jermaine decided to use his vacation money to provide food for evacuees fleeing Hurricane Dorian. He set up a stand and handed out hot dogs, chips, and soda to everyone who stopped by.
“The people that are traveling to go to other 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.
His mother says she couldn't be prouder of Jermaine and it turns out Walt Disney World is pretty pleased with his generousness too.
While celebrating his seventh-birthday on Sunday, Mickey Mouse and a group of Disney cast members made a surprise visit to his home in Jacksonville. They told Jermaine and his family that they are going to Walt Disney World after all. The family received a VIP getaway vacation later this month.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina on Friday as a Category 1 storm.