10-year-old boy’s attempt at helping his mom turned into an outpouring of support

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – We all know that shopping for school supplies can be taxing on parents, especially as the costs continue to rise.

The struggle to pay for school supplies got one 10-year-old North Carolina boy thinking.

Tyran Bell tells WECT that his mother has had to miss a lot of work lately after his uncle was in a horrific car accident.

With the school year approaching, Bell’s mother began to worry about paying for school supplies and uniforms for her two boys.

Bell didn’t want her to worry, so he took matters into his own hands.

He logged on to her Facebook page and posted in the town’s yard sale page, asking to mow lawns in exchange for school supplies.

“She won’t have to buy me and my brother’s school supplies and I will just buy that,” he told WECT. “She could just worry about paying the bills and helping my uncle out.”

The post generated a lot of buzz throughout the community, inspiring people of all walks of life to donate school supplies.

“Who does that at 10-years-old? You’re always hearing about kids are lazy, they don’t have a work ethic, and you see something like this,” said Theresa Babb, who started a school supply drive.

Due to the generosity of the community, Bell says he has enough school supplies to donate to other children in need.