A 7-year-old boy who was saving to buy an iPad, emptied his piggy bank to help others, after a house of worship was vandalized.
His donation so touched a stranger that a reward was on its way for the boy’s generosity.
Jack Swanson heard about vandals defacing the Islamic Center of Pflugerville, Texas and told his mother he wanted to give them all the money he’d saved up — about $20, all in pennies.
When an attorney learned of the boy’s sacrifice, he sent little Jack the Apple tablet he had been eyeing.
“It’s 20 bucks but, coming from Jack collecting his pennies, it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community,” Faisal Naeem, a board member at the Islamic Center, told KXAN News.
Author, human rights lawyer, and editor of The Islamic Monthly Magazine, Arsalan Iftikha told Metro.uk that when he heard about the boy’s gift it brought tears to his eyes. He contacted Jack’s mother and sent the lad the iPad, along with a special thank-you note that read in part:
Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart please enjoy this Apple iPad with our sincere thanks. 🙂
Love, The American Muslim Community
(WATCH the video below from KXAN News) — Photo Arsalan Iftikhar, The Muslim Guy via Facebook