Adorable fourth-grader Ewan Drum brings smiles and turkeys to Detroit families

By Rose Minutaglio
November 25, 2015 02:20 PM
Courtesy James Drum

Super Ewan to the rescue!

Ewan Drum, the adorable 8-year-old from New Haven, Michigan, who captured hearts feeding and clothing Detroit’s homeless in a Superman cape, is back – and this time he’s delivering turkeys.

The city’s snowy roads and icy temperatures didn’t stop the red-headed superhero and his family from handing out 65 Thanksgiving turkeys to families in need around the metro area this weekend.

“The biggest turkey I delivered was bigger than my head!” the fourth-grader tells PEOPLE. “I carried them myself, but I was wearing my cape, so that made it easier, because I was like superman.”

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So why does Super Ewan do what he does?

“It puts smiles on faces,” he says. “And that makes me happy.”

Ewan’s mother, Angela Drum, hopes her son’s selfless actions will inspire others around the country to give back to their own communities.

“Our motto is we can all be a superhero to someone,” she tells PEOPLE. “Anyone can give back, even in a small way, it can make a huge difference to show someone you care.”

Ewan Drum delivering turkeys
Courtesy James Drum

The 39-year-old stay-at-home mom adds that her son “had a smile on his face the whole time” they were out delivering the turkeys.

“Ewan’s love for helping others speaks to our future generations,” she says. “It’s good to have that positive energy in our youth looking to make a difference. I’m inspired by him everyday.”

The first few turkeys delivered by Ewan and his family were donated by Shelby Crossing Health Campus in Shelby Township, Michigan, and the rest came as contributions from New Haven community members after a social media message was posted asking for help.

“It was amazing to see people come together to be able to send this little boy out to bring turkeys and joy to people,” Drum says. “With so much negativity and tragedy in the world right now, it’s important for us to support each other during the holidays.”

Ewan Drum delivering turkeys
Courtesy James Drum

Although Ewan loves donning his superman cape when giving back to his community, he wants to be a different kind of hero when he grows up.

“I want to be a police officer one day, because I love helping people,” he says. “When I see other people smile, it makes me smile.”