Little Boy Dances to Raise Money for Kids in Need

The boy danced to "Thriller" and "Whip/Nae Nae" so he could buy toys for kids.

— -- A 5-year-old boy raised money for charity by doing something he loves: dancing.

Sully Smith, of Atlanta, Georgia, came up with the idea to dance for charity while visiting family in New York, his mom Jennifer Smith told ABC News.

"He loves dancing and he loves dancing for people, so he started dancing for my family," Smith said. "He did 'Thriller' and as a joke, my aunt threw money at his feet. Everyone started throwing money."

Sully collected $30 and when he tried to give the money back to his family members, they suggested he donate the money to charity, Smith said.

"He made his own list of his favorite songs and they were everything from James Brown to the Nae Nae song and Taylor Swift, the 'Ghostbusters' theme, and 'Thriller,'" she added.

Sully collected $105 and immediately went to Target, where he got another generous donation from a woman who overheard him talking about his charitable efforts, Smith said.

"He bought everything from tea sets to chalk, Barbies, Minecraft toys, a remote control puppy," Smith said. "He was very sweet and mindful of getting everything for different kinds of people."

"When we got there, he asked if he could dance for them so he danced in the store," Smith said, adding that she and Sully hope to make this a tradition every year.

As for Sully, he has enrolled in dance classes and had his second class Wednesday night, Smith said.

"I'm so proud of him," Smith said. "He just has the best heart and will keep going with dance."