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Trick-or-Treater Fills Empty Bowl With His Own Treats

Homeowners posted their surveillance camera video. Now thousands are praising the boy's act kindness.


Here's a story that shows even the youngest person can make a difference, and you can make someone's day with even a small act of kindness.

A boy named Jackson was trick or treating in his neighborhood in Gambrills, MD, when he arrived at a house where the homeowners, Leslie and Kevin Hodges, had left a bowl of candy on their porch, probably intending for each costumed child to take one item.

When the boy got there, the bowl was empty. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he noticed some other kids were coming right behind him, and quickly put some of his own candy in the bowl so no one would be disappointed. Watch the reaction as the Hodges' Nest camera caught it all on tape:

Leslie posted the video on her Facebook page along with the comment: "this has got to give hope to everyone that there are still amazing people in this world."

What a selfless act from this little guy! Kudos to his parents!

A lot of people seem to agree. As of this writing, Leslie's post had been shared more than half a million times, and had 34K comments:

Good for you Jackson, and good for the people who are teaching you to think about others. Your example is a good lesson for the rest of us!

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