Although he’s only 10-years-old, Ethan Hill knows that the best way to show your gratitude is to pay it forward.
This lesson became real the day he met a homeless man on his way to school.
"His name is Mr. Marcus," Ethan said. "He's a very nice man. He lives under the bridge. (It's) starting to get cold, so I was asking and googling and seeing if there’s anything I can do to help them and see what clothing is needed and what they need to survive."
Forming that relationship with Mr. Marcus changed Ethan's life forever. He founded the organization Ethan’s Heart to collect essentials for people living on the street, which has been all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It feels like it's not all about you, it’s not a 'you' story," Ethan said. "Like they say, ‘Walk a mile in somebody else's shoes,’ you gotta do that and see what they're going through, look at their perspective."
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