7-Year-Old Texas Boy Who Donated Piggy Bank to Vandalized Mosque Gets Surprise

Seven-year-old Jack Swanson recently had his $20 act of kindness returned.

— -- The 7-year-old boy who donated all the money in his piggy bank to a mosque vandalized in Texas recently had his act of kindness returned.

The young donor, Jack Swanson, went to the Islamic Center of Pflugerville last week after police reported that the mosque had been hit by a vandal who left torn pages of the Koran smeared with feces outside the entrance.

Jack handed over all his money -- $20 he'd apparently been saving in the form of pennies to get an iPad --- according to Faisal Naeem, one of the mosque's board members.

"Jack's $20 are worth $20 million to us because it's the thought that counts," Naeem told ABC News. "Jack is just a little older than my son, Ibrahim. If we have more kind-hearted kids like them in the world, I have hope for our future."

After Jack made national headlines for his generosity, international human rights lawyer and author Arsalan Iftikhar decided to thank him on behalf of the U.S. Muslim community.

He mailed an iPad to Jack, Iftikhar told ABC News today.