3rd Graders Organize Toy Drive For Classmate

By Hope Bidegainberry on October 8, 2019

There’s an eight-year-old near Knoxville named Daniel Hunt who lost ALL his stuff in a fire last month.  But his friends in third grade came up big for him.

After it happened, they were all extra nice . . . held doors for him . . . and hung out with him at recess to take his mind off it.

And the whole time, they somehow managed to keep THIS a secret.

After the fire, they started planning a toy drive with their teacher.  Then on Friday, they surprised him with a MOUNTAIN of new toys to replace the ones he lost.

When he walked into class, they yelled “surprise.”  And their desks were covered with board games, LEGOS, stuffed animals, a remote-control car, and dozens of other toys.

There’s a video of it.  And at first, it looks like he doesn’t realize they’re all for him.  Then his teacher says they’re HIS toys . . . and he asks the whole class for a group hug.

His teacher says it’s a great example of what a big heart he has.  Most kids would have just ripped into the toys.  But he wanted a hug first. 

3rd graders organize 'toy drive' for classmate who lost belongings in house fire

A third grade class from Tennessee surprised a classmate with new toys on after he lost all of his possessions in a house fire. http://bit.ly/30Gt4Qw

Posted by WSYX ABC 6 on Friday, October 4, 2019

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