Halloween is full of special moments for kids and parents alike. It’s so different from every other holiday (which feature grandmas house, a problematic uncle getting drunk, way too many cakes, rinse/repeat) and ends with a communal sharing of candy. And for all the funny videos Halloween brought, one of the best moments of the holiday came from something different.
It started with the classic “help yourself” bowl of candy, a Halloween staple from families that aren’t manning the front door. It’s a gesture built on faith that it won’t be completely emptied by the first 12-year-old to walk by, but more often than not, it works out.
That wasn’t the case for one 8-year-old Maryland boy. Video of the boy, captured on a neighbor’s doorbell camera, showed the boy walking up to an empty candy bowl. He quickly gasps, and yells out “There ain’t no more candy.”
Then he melts everyone’s hearts by reaching into his own bag and filling the bowl back up with fistfuls from his own stash. A selfless trick to make sure the kids who follow have some treats.
“Caught this on our Nest camera,” the homeowner, who shared it on social media, wrote. “This has got to give hope to everyone that there are still amazing people in this world. What a selfless act from this little guy. Kudos to his parents!!!.”
The kind act even caught the attention of Captain America himself, as actor Chris Evans tweeted out praise for the child.
Don’t ever change, Jackson!! https://t.co/jP4GY3wO9y
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 2, 2019
Props to Jackson, for this small gesture, and for restoring mankind’s hope in tiny vampires everywhere.