Childhood diseases are no laughing matter; that’s why this serious-looking youngster is being praised for donating thousands of dollars to a children’s research hospital earlier this week.
Diesel Pippert, who is a seventh grader in the Western Reserves School District of Ohio, earned $15,000 in livestock premiums from the county fair’s animal sale.
Much to the surprise of his adult peers, Diesel then donated all of the money to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Impressed by his generous donation, the school district posted a photo of Diesel to their Facebook page as a means of spotlighting his good deed.
“A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all,” wrote the district Facebook page. “His donation of $15,000 will help to find cures for young children and save lives. Diesel, you are a hero!”
Since the post has already been shared by hundreds of social media users, Diesel’s generosity has inspired other people to donate to the hospital as well.
One commenter aptly commended the youngster by saying: “You have forever changed your community and world, Diesel, and I hope you’re reminded of that in miraculous ways when the commotion fades. Thank you so much for your donation.”
Another social media user wrote: “A philanthropist can be any age at all. And he can be an extraordinary example of compassion to all. Congratulations to Mr. Pippert and those who are teaching him true love.”
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