Microsoft surprises boy who gave up Xbox to donate blankets to those in need

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Like many 9-year-old boys, Mikah Frye wanted an Xbox for Christmas.

Instead of asking for the gaming system for Christmas, Mikah decided to show others the true meaning of the season.

According to WJW, Mikah's family fell on hard times a few years ago and lost their home. They were forced to stay in an emergency shelter for several weeks before finding another place to live.

"He knew what it was like to not have a blanket at night and have to give it back," said Terry Brant, Mikah's grandmother. "So the first thing he wanted to do is give a blanket that they could keep."

Instead of getting the gaming system, Mikah purchased 60 blankets for those in need.

After learning about his generosity, Microsoft planned something special to repay his kindness.

"When they called and told me, I was just instantly crying on the phone and I couldn't believe it," Brant said.

Employees at Beachwood Place led Mikah to the back of the store to meet Santa. He was given a big bag of gifts, which included an Xbox.