This Georgia man is used to doing good deeds for the needy kids in his neighborhood—but he was stunned when his community did the same for him–on national television.
Chester Jackson owns a small auto body repair shop in Columbus, Georgia. In his spare time, he uses his tools and skills to build bicycles for needy kids.
Unfortunately, thieves broke into his shop and stole the ones he had ready to give away– and then, struck a second time. But Jackson refused to give up.
“Wherever there is a child,” he told NBC News, “There will be a bicycle – and a smile.”
The reporter who interviewed him asked Jackson to show up at the local Boys and Girls Club for what the man thought was going to be another interview about the theft.
When Jackson walked through the doors, live on TV, he was visibly choked up as he saw hundreds of his neighbors cheering him — and fifty kids waiting to get bicycles that were donated to his charity work.
“Look at the smiles, just look at the smiles,” Jackson said after he sent the kids running to each claim a bike. “It’s about the smiles.”
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