3rd Graders Surprise Classmate Who Lost Home in Fire With Secret Toy Drive

Playing 3rd Graders Hold Secret Toy Drive for Classmate Whose House Burned Down

When Daniel Hunt's home caught fire, his family lost nearly everything, including the 8-year-old's toys. 

Hunt's third-grade classmates at Philadelphia Elementary School wanted to help their friend, so together with their teachers, they organized a secret toy drive for Daniel. 

The students kept their efforts a secret until it was time for the big surprise. Daniel was sent out of the classroom on an errand, and when he came back, they all yelled, "Surprise!"

"I love it!" Daniel said when he saw the piles of toys. But he didn't stop to check them out. 

Instead, he just wanted to hug his classmates in gratitude, his teacher, Casey MacKintosh, said. 

"I feel extremely blessed to have witnessed this act of love and kindness in our school," MacKintosh told InsideEdition.com. "Daniel’s reaction of wanting to thank his classmates before even looking at the toys was priceless. Our community is always great to rally behind someone in need. I love seeing our students be so kind and inspire kindness in others." 

And it's safe to say that their act of kindness is now inspiring people all over the world. 

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