Boy Surprised with Dream Walt Disney World Trip After Using His Own Vacation Money to Feed Hurricane Evacuees

These are probably my favorite kind of stories to report on. I love hearing more about the good things happening in the world! Jermaine Bell, a 6 year old from Jacksonville, FL, had spend over a year saving money for a birthday trip to Walt Disney World Resort. He was visiting his grandmother in South Carolina when Hurricane Dorian started approaching the South Carolina coast. He made the decision to empty his piggy bank and use his saved money to buy hot dogs, bags of chips and bottled water to give to hurricane evacuees for no charge. His story has inspired millions of people around the globe at this young boy’s selfless act to help those in need. Disney saw it fitting to give this amazing little boy his dream Walt Disney World trip!


Six-year-old Jermaine BellSurprised with Dream Walt Disney World Trip

Check out this awesome video below:

Jermaine celebrated with 7th birthday on Sunday, September 8th, where Mickey Mouse and a group of Walt Disney World cast members made a surprise visit to give Jermaine the best birthday present of all. He and his family are going to Walt Disney World to enjoy a VIP getaway later this month!

Happy Birthday, Jermaine! We hope you enjoy your trip!

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Note: Photos taken at Encore Resort at Reunion.

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!