The story of a West Memphis teen who was killed in a car accident caught the attention of people throughout the Mid-South. Now, a boy who didn’t even know the victim is being recognized for his generosity.
10-year-old Max Morris was a stranger to the crash victim, Brent Price. But when he came across a candlelight vigil for the 18-year-old, he was touched.
"I walked by to my house and there was a big gathering, and we just stopped by and asked what it was,” Max explained. “So I just ran home and got all the money out of my piggy bank and ran it back."
At first, Max gave $3. Then, he grabbed more change from his mother's purse and donated it.
The 10-year-old later went back a final time with $20 he had been saving.
"I was saving up for a guitar for like five weeks. And then as I was walking back, I just said you know what they need it more. Just forget about the guitar. I can get that later,” Max told FOX13.
Max's parents Jeff and Libby were not surprised by the unselfish act.
“I'm about to tear up now. Max is our little blessing,” Jeff Morris, Max’s father, told FOX13.
Giving up his guitar money has made Max popular. In fact, he was on the front page of the local newspaper.
And as we were leaving the park where Max's giving began. The story came full circle under the watchful eye of a stranger.
"I've got a guitar and you just touched my heart, and I want you to have it,” Don Olben said as he gave Max a guitar.
We asked Olben why he did it. His answer was simple.
"You get it back tenfold. I wish I could do more for him, but that's sweet right there,” Olben said.
Max told FOX13 he wants to be a country music star. Of course, that's after he gets guitar lessons.
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