A community made an A+ effort to help a Wilmington, North Carolina boy whose family was facing challenges.
Tyran Bell, whose mother Tara Lewis had been experiencing financial difficulties, offered to mow lawns in his neighborhood so he could buy school supplies. As word of the 10-year-old’s story spread, people jumped to donate items to the boy, ABC News reported.
And now, Tyran has enough school supplies for an entire school year ― and then some.
Theresa Babb, president of A1 Security Services, started a donation drive at her business for the rising fifth-grader when she heard about his services. Soon enough, school supplies, as well as clothing and lawn equipment began pouring in for Tyran from those moved by his initiative, ABC News reported. The boy’s older brother Jhamir also received items from the drive.
While Tyran’s gotten quite a bit of love and support, it’s all well-deserved. The boy explained to WWAY News that his mother has had to miss work in order to care for her brother who’s recovering from an accident.
After he became aware of his family’s financial situation, Tyran took matters into his own hands and offered to do yard work. His mother was impressed with his will to pitch in.
“It started out with helping my momma out so she can pay her bills and I can buy my own school supplies,” he explained to WWAY.
Information about the boy’s lawn mowing service was shared on a local Facebook group and when Babb read the post, she said she felt the need to take action.
“He’s 10 years old. And for a 10-year-old to take that initiative and want to help his mom because she was struggling, I just thought that was amazing,” she told WECT.
Tyran’s received so many donations that the boy’s giving the extra donations kids in need.
“Tyran has always been the kind of person that want to give and do things for other people, so I think it’s a blessing because now that someone has been able to bless him, he’s able to bless somebody else,” Lewis told WWAY.