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Boy Who Shared His Piggy Bank With Vandalized Mosque Gets A Big Surprise

Last week, 7-year-old Jack Swanson donated the pennies in his piggy bank to a mosque which was recently vandalized. Shortly after, he was surprised with a gift of his own!

Last week, after a Muslim house of worship was vandalized in Texas, a kind-hearted young boy emptied his piggy bank, and donated to the community.

7-year-old Jack Swanson was saving to buy an iPad with the pennies he had so far accumulated (about $20), but decided instead that folks of the Islamic Center of Pflugerville could use the funds more.

“It’s 20 bucks but, coming from Jack collecting his pennies, it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community,” Faisal Naeem, a board member at the Islamic Center, told KXAN News.

News of his activism quickly went viral.

Credit: The Muslim Guy via Facebook

Credit: The Muslim Guy via Facebook

Not only has the heartwarming story been shared thousands of times, it’s inspired many people to “be the change” they desire to witness in this world, as well.

One individual was even so moved they decided to surprise Jack with a present of his own.

Reports metro.uk, Arsalan Iftikha, an author, human rights lawyer, and editor of The Islamic Monthly Magazine, contacted Jack’s mother and sent the young boy the iPad he had been eyeing, along with a special thank-you note.

Part of it follows:

“Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart please enjoy this Apple iPad with our sincere thanks. 🙂 

Love, The American Muslim Community”

Truly, no good deed goes unnoticed.

If you’re inspired by Jack’s activism and the charitable goodness of strangers, please share this article and comment your thoughts below. 


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