Following a young boy’s selfless act in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Walt Disney World is gifting Jermaine Bell with a birthday trip to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

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

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

What’s happening:

  • For more than a year, six-year-old Jermaine Bell of Jacksonville, Florida had been saving money for an upcoming birthday trip to Walt Disney World. But when Hurricane Dorian began to affect residents of South Carolina, Bell knew he could use his money to help them.
  • Bell was visiting his grandmother in the Palmetto State as the hurricane approached.
  • Full of compassion for those who’d been evacuated from their homes, Bell used his saved money to purchase hot dogs, chips and bottled water.
  • He set up a table and pop-up tent and distributed the food and water—free of charge—to the evacuees passing through his grandmother’s town.

“If you do good things you will be rewarded:”

  • Good Morning America shared Bell’s inspiring story last week, and just today the Disney Parks Blog revealed Bell would still be going on his birthday trip.
  • This past Sunday, Bell was surprised by Mickey Mouse and a group of Walt Disney World cast members who told him he was still going to Disney World!
  • The family will enjoy a VIP getaway at the vacation kingdom later this month.

What he’s saying:

  • Jermaine Bell’s message to everyone: “Be strong and if you do go things, you will be rewarded.”
  • Bell’s reaction to the surprise: “When the lady [WDW Ambassador Marilyn] came out and she said come around the corner, and when I saw everything, I was just super happy. When Mickey came out I was just really happy.”

Photos taken at Encore Resort at Reunion.