The little boy was saving up for a Corvette or an electric scooter but he gave it all away because people 'might have nothing.'
Hurricane Ian has wreaked havoc in the state of Florida with houses destroyed, businesses closed and people suffering extreme losses. The citizens along with the authorities are doing everything they can to help those who are adversely affected. There have been many heartwarming stories and instances of bravery, courage and kindness where people have come forward to help one another. As we reported earlier, a firefighter in St. Augustine undertook multiple rescue missions to save stranded people, including a little girl. In another report, a TV reporter rescued a nurse trapped in a car during the hurricane. More recently, a 7-year-old boy decided to do what he could to contribute to the aid of Florida residents. Dominic D'Andrea donated his entire piggy bank because he knew that the people of Florida need money more than he does, according to Fox News. "I was really saving up for a Corvette or an electric scooter, but people need this," he said in a TikTok video posted by his mother, Jaclyn.
This is 7-year-old Dominic.— Goodable (@Goodable) October 3, 2022
When he saw what happened in Florida after Hurricane Ian, he wanted to help. So he decided to donate everything he had saved up in his piggy bank to help victims — all 200 dollars.
He literally gave them everything he had. pic.twitter.com/skdMKoudk2
In the video, which has more than 65,000 views according to The Epoch Times, Jaclyn can be heard saying, "What are you doing with your piggy bank?" To which Dominic responded, "people in need in Florida because they have a hurricane and their office is gonna go down and they need more stuff." He added, "Their house might go down and they might have nothing." She stated that she took the video of Dominic carrying his piggy bank to show to her husband, who was at work at the time.
Dominic and his mother went to the "Fox & Friends Weekend" on October 2 and talked about his donation. They also discussed the other ways their family is trying to help out in the relief effort after the hurricane. Jaclyn said, "It all started with a conversation Wednesday morning on the way to drop the kids off at school. Dominic asked a lot of questions: Why I was so upset and what a hurricane was, and I kind of knew where his little mind was going when we got back home.”
Residents of Sanibel and Pine Islands found themselves cut off from mainland Florida when their bridges were severed by Hurricane Ian. As local authorities continue to rescue survivors, volunteers have also sprung into action. @scottmcalvert reports: https://t.co/R9Q59XNZzE— Todd Johnson (@todd_djohnson) October 4, 2022
TikTok users appreciated the boy for his kind and generous gesture. A user commented, "aww this is so beautiful God bless you and your beautiful family ur amazing boy." Another said, "boy has me crying, to which Jaclyn replied, "Me too!! and he was so emotional and choked up. He melts my heart and we will be helping those in Fl."
"That’s awesome he’s so sweet and has a big heart," yet another user commented.
Search and rescue teams in Florida doubled back to check on homes and businesses ravaged by Hurricane Ian. The death toll is expected to keep rising as search teams reach more areas cut off by floodwaters and debris https://t.co/zsESHyQq32 pic.twitter.com/kRgil8mMow— Reuters (@Reuters) October 4, 2022
The death toll from Hurricane Ian in Florida increased to at least 101 on Monday, only days after the storm made landfall at Category 4. Since last week, more than 1,600 people have been rescued from Hurricane Ian's path in regions of southwest and central Florida, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis' office. As of Monday night, more than 491,000 homes, companies and other customers in Florida were still without electricity, reports CNN.
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