Six-year-old Gives up Birthday Presents to Help Shelter Animals

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If this doesn’t look like your average birthday party, it shouldn’t: Logan Brown is not your average six-year-old. Instead of asking for gifts, the Moss Point, MS youth requested that guests of his party donate food for shelter animals.

His mother suggested the idea to Logan after noticing that many of his toys were collecting dust in storage bins. “He’s got more toys than probably anybody and he doesn’t play with half of them,” said Theresa Brown.

Logan embraced the idea and ran with it. “We figured he’ll help the less fortunate because they need help feeding these dogs and cats. He decided that’s what he would do,” said Brown.

Thanks to that decision, a few more animals in need won’t want for their next meal, and Theresa Brown says that Logan is so happy about the outcome that he’s not concerned with the fact that he has no gifts to unwrap: she says he’s overjoyed now that he’s discovered the gift of giving.

34 thoughts on “Six-year-old Gives up Birthday Presents to Help Shelter Animals”

  1. well I take back despising kids, I like this one kid here. At least his parents are doing something right, thank you

  2. Kudos to Mom Theresa for providing him with the Gift of Giving for his birthday this year. One more avocate for the rights of our pets has been born this year on his birthday! Yeah Logan!

  3. My sons did this for the first 7 birthdays…..we asked for food or litter for the shelter. So many of the parents were shocked “no presents???” and we stuck to our guns!

  4. I hope the parents of this child pat themselves on the back, showing a child to give instead of receive is wonderful!


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