Transcript for Man Brings New Meaning to the Idea of Being a Good Neighbor
persons of the week. It turns out there have been surprise packages landing at doorsteps across the country. Thousands of them. There's a good chance there was one in a neighborhood near you. And when you learn why, you'll understand why we've chosen a father and son as our persons of the week. All across America tonight, look at the smiles. Children holding gifts waiting at their front door. Surprise packages arriving. And, where are they coming from? Not the north pole. But a basement in Melrose, Massachusetts. Outside Boston, corporate chef Michael miller and his son Jonathan. We learned they began doing this three years ago. Michael's son has asperger's himself. And they began packaging and sending toys to other children with autism. To me, it's really about the smiles in the children's faces. That's why I keep doing it. Reporter: They call it toys across America. More than 5,000 packages sent to children in all 50 states. Every dot, an autistic child who has received a gift. To the average child, it would just be a gift in the mail. But I believe, to the children we send gifts to, it means a lot more. Reporter: In return, all this father and son ask for, is a picture. A smile. Wow. Wow! This one is Jacob's. Wow. Reporter: So many children, overjoyed. It all began when Jonathan grew out of his train set. He just asked me one day if he could donate the trains and I said yes. It's grown ever since. I'm just a dad mailing trains. Reporter: But his son knows he's much more. It makes me happy that my dad is doing good things for people who really need it out there. It makes me proud to call him my dad. Thank you. And so we choose, Michael and Jonathan. I'm David Muir. Good night.
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