Teen With Special Needs Raises Huge Amount for Charities Through 1,600 Acts of Kindness
A selfless teenager has carried out a random act of kindness every single day since the start of the pandemic.
18-year-old Sebbie Hall, who has learning difficulties, began his kindness marathon after he wanted to gift his own iPad to a pal so they could Zoom in early 2020.
His proud mum Ashley asked him to think about what skills he could use to raise cash, to which he answered: “I can be kind.”
Since then the teen, who also has a rare chromosome anomaly, has performed at least one act of kindness every day—more than 1,600 in total.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has thanked him for his “wonderful determination” while actress Joanna Lumley said his kindness has “stolen my heart.”
Sebbie has walked neighbor’s pets, watered gardens, posted mail for isolating locals, washed cars—and even a boat—and baked cakes for nurses.
He’s handed out PPE, collected unwanted Halloween pumpkins and turned them into soup and pies for needy people, and given warm coats to the homeless.
The teen has also handed out lottery tickets bought with his pocket money to strangers, given 100 roses to 100 women to make them smile, and helped at food banks.
Not only that but his deeds attracted a staggering £28,000 ($39,000) in donations, which he has given to countless charities.
The money pledged by people inspired by his kindness has paid for 300 families to get adapted IT devices and funded a disability rugby team.
It’s paid for three IT suites for youngsters to use to find work, bought communication kit for kids at four specialist schools, and set up a disability arts hub.
The teen—who was told that he would never walk or talk—has defied those expectations and his own nervousness about speaking to strangers.
Sebbie, from Lichfield, Staffordshire, put it simply: “Kindness is my superpower. I’m not stopping. I want to raise more money and make people more happy.”
Mom Ashley added: “It’s hard for any young person to go up to random strangers and speak to them, and even harder for Sebbie because he finds it really hard to find words himself.”
“But he somehow found this inner strength of being kind.
“It’s given him a position within his own community and a confidence that he didn’t have before.
Other sweet gestures this selfless teen has done? He handed out 365 donated Easter eggs to random houses dressed as a bunny, and left made-up secret Santa bags on 80 doorsteps last December. The school pupil has written poems for friends and delivered toiletries to the women’s refuge.
Now he is currently raising money for to set up physical therapy suites by running two miles every day. Three cheers for Sebbie—who’s an inspiration for so many.