A generous little boy has been praised worldwide after his touching act of kindness. Jack (7) from Texas donated his piggy bank to a local mosque that was vandalised in the wake of the Paris attacks. The mosque of the Islamic center of Pflugerville, Texas was vandalised on Monday, three days after the attacks in Paris. The mosque was smeared in faeces and littered with torn up pages of the Qur’an.
Local mother Laura Swanson spoke to the KXAN news, calling the act “disgusting”. Laura’s son Jack donated the contents of his piggy bank to help with the repairs. After hearing what had happened, Swanson’s son Jack donated the contents of his piggy bank to the mosque to help with the repairs. Laura told ABC News that Jack counted out all of his coins and changed them to a $20 note to donate.
KXAN reported that the act of kindness “restored Naeem’s faith in humanity”. “Jack’s 20 dollars are worth twenty million dollars to us because it’s the thought that counts” he told ABC News.
“This gives me hope… it’s not one versus the other. Our kids are going to grow up together… If we have more kind-hearted kids like (Jack) in the world, I have hope for our future. That kid is hope”. The clean up costs for the damage are estimated at around $150.