Nine-year-old Jayden Allen spends his weekend mornings packing lunches, hand warmers and change from his own pockets into bags he hands out to the homeless.
The young boy from Tijeras, New Mexico, said the idea came to him when he noticed how many people were in need and out in the cold over the holidays, according to KRQE.
“I just felt something that told me to do something good and I thought of making food for the homeless people,” he told the news station.
Every Saturday morning, Allen stuffs paper bags with water bottles, chips, sandwiches – and a handwritten note that says, “I believe in the good things coming.”
Jayden then travels with his parents and a couple friends to hand the lunches out along Central Avenue in Albuquerque, according to the Mountain View Telegraph.
“The more people that do this, the better the world is,” he told KRQE.
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The young boy’s generosity – and encouragement – do not go unappreciated.
He just blessed me and just made me a little strong in my heart,” Leon Wilson, a recipient of one of the bags, told KRQE. “You know, it makes me clear-minded that there are people that do care.”