Like most kids, Nickolas Blair is really excited about Halloween. The 11-year-old from Greenwood, Missouri is dressing up as Sonic the Hedgehog to go trick-or-treating, but he’s not just looking for candy - he’s collecting canned goods to help feed the homeless.
Blair says it hurt knowing some people go without food, so he wants his community to help him help others. And all the canned food he collects will be donated to a local charity that feeds the homeless. “I wanted to make those people feel better,” he explains.
“When he came up with this idea, it just touched our hearts and we wanted to make sure it happened,” says Nickolas’s mom, Natalie Blair.But if someone throws a piece of candy in his treat bag, he won’t turn it down, he is still a kid after all.