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“He’s just got a great heart,” 9-year-old Payton looking for a family to love

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BETHANY, Okla. - Payton is not like most other 9-year-old boys.

"He likes to clean," said Nathan Tucker, an aide at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital. "He'll always grab a broom and help you sweep up anything."

Payton spends much of his time at the Children's Center, a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities.

Workers at the center say Payton has come a long way since coming to the center as a baby.

"He was in a wheelchair at one point, and they weaned him out of that, and he's started walking full-time now," Tucker said.

He wears a helmet in case he falls down.

"But he's pretty good at falling on his rear," Tucker said.

Payton's caregivers say he has outgrown the center and is in need of a home where he can thrive.

"He just he loves, and you don't really have to give anything to him to deserve it, but he gives you love anyway," he said.

His caregivers say he is easy-going and loves to be around people.

"He's always talking to you. You'll never get bored," Tucker said. "Normally he's a little bit louder. And when he sees someone in the hallway, then he'll yell their name, and he's always got a greeting for you in some way or another.”

He is also a gentleman who opens doors for visitors.

"He's just a great, lovable friend, and he's always there to help," he said.

He will turn 10-years-old next month and will need a little extra attention from his future parents.

But his heart of gold is worth every second of it.

"He's one of the sweetest kids I've ever met, and he's just got a great heart," Tucker said.

For more information about the center, visit its website.

For more information on how you can adopt Payton, call (405) 522-4176.

The process includes training and background checks. It doesn't cost anything.

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