PHILADELPHIA — Ten-year-old Sonny Boyd has his very own Christmas angel and a brand new PlayStation 5 to boot.
The South Philadelphia fifth grader, whose brain cancer is in remission following a recent surgery, is also laid up with a broken leg.
But Boyd’s neighbor, Angel Ortero, surprised him with the in-demand gaming system Ortero’s mother won through a raffle at his high school, WPVI reported.
“I just think all the materialistic things aren’t important as the smile I could put on his face,” Ortero, 16, told the TV station.
Boyd’s mother insisted, however, that Ortero take some money for the PlayStation, and the Roman Catholic High School junior saw his opportunity.
“I wanted that gift to be from me to Sonny. So, I took the money, bought as many toys as I could. I will be donating them to my grandmom,” Oretero told WPVI, noting that his grandmother is a pastor collecting gifts for children in need in the Dominican Republic.
“I’m just keeping in mind all the hard things going around: the pandemic, all the struggles people are going through. And if I could use my blessings and spread it with others, (that) just means the most to me,” he said.
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