"It just broke my heart – I mean, to think about what the little boy has gone through," Herjavec told ABC7
Robert Herjavec just brightened up one family’s day.
The Shark Tank star has offered to buy a new prosthetic leg for Liam Brenes, a 4-year-old boy from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, who had his stolen last weekend on his first trip ever to the beach.
According to ABC7, Liam – who was born without a fibula and had his right leg amputated below the knee when he was 1 – was enjoying the day at Crystal Cove State Beach in Orange County Sunday morning with his family.
To protect the prosthetic from the salt water, Liam left it on the beach – only to discover it had gone missing, along with his other belongings, upon returning from his swim.
After hearing about the story on the news, Herjavec, 53, contacted ABC7 to help.
“It just broke my heart,” Herjavec said. “I mean, to think about what the little boy has gone through. And with everything that’s happening in the world and so much negativity, I just thought if I had the opportunity to make him grow up in an environment where he thinks there are some good people in the world, why not?”
And it didn’t end there – Herjavec had another surprise for Liam.
“I’ve spoken to the folks at ABC and Disney,” Herjavec revealed. “We’re going to arrange to have him to a VIP tour of Disney and get to go to the park and have some fun in life because it’s good to have fun in life.”