Boy who gave up Disney trip money for Hurricane Dorian evacuees surprised with vacation

Jerome Bell served water, chips and hot dogs to Dorian evacuees.

September 09, 2019, 1:43 PM

A 7-year-old who gave up a Disney vacation to feed victims of Hurricane Dorian was recently surprised with a trip to the most magical place on earth.

Jermaine Bell received the gift, paid for by The Walt Disney Co., on "Good Morning America" after he had helped feed about 100 people.

Jermaine saved up for two years and raised about $100 in hopes he and his family could visit Disney World. Instead, he used the money to buy water, chips and hot dogs for evacuees.

"When people were hungry I wanted them to have something to eat," Jermaine told "GMA."

PHOTO: Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
GMA

Jermaine told ABC affiliate WJBF his motto is "live to give."

PHOTO: Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
GMA

With help from his grandmother, Jermaine stood outside in Allendale, South Carolina, with two hand-crafted signs on opposite ends of a highway to make sure no one missed his cause.

PHOTO: Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
GMA
PHOTO: Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
Jermaine Bell is surprised with a Disney vacation on "Good Morning America" on his birthday after he had helped feed about 100 Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina.
GMA

Jermaine said he is excited to visit Disney's "Animal Kingdom" and see lions since "The Lion King" is his favorite Disney film.

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