Snubbed Birthday Boy Shares Wealth Of Gifts With Other Kids

(CBS) — Gerald Hamilton of Lake Station, Ind. is the boy CBS 2 profiled earlier this month when no one showed up for his birthday party.

Since then, the outpouring of kindness has been so extensive the 9-year-old is now giving back.

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports that Gerald has been snowed under with cards and gifts, including a note personally signed by the chairman of the Chicago Bears. “Your friend, George McCasky,” it says.

Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller gave him tickets to a game, Gerald’s grandmother, Amelia Lara, says.

On Thursday, Gerald wanted to share his riches. So, he went to a River Forest school to offer gifts to other kids.

The children were elated when he showed up with a bounty of toys for them. One boy even called it a “miracle.”

He hopes to one day deliver more gifts to the hospital where he had his surgeries.

Cards and gifts can be sent to:

Gerald Hamilton
c/o Amelia Lara
238 Main Street
Hobart, IN, 46342.

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