Three years ago, Mikah Frye and his family lost their home and spent a short period living in homeless shelters. When he saw homeless people in the street earlier this month, he asked his grandmother what could be done. His grandmother suggested that he give up a Christmas present so that he could give someone a blanket.
Mikah gave up his Xbox so that he could give over sixty blankets.
In an act of generosity that warms the cockles of your heart, 9-year-old Mikah Frye from Beachwood, Ohio selflessly gave up his big ticket Christmas gift to help the homeless.
Mikah wanted to help the homeless people he saw wandering out in the cold. "He said, 'you can buy them a blanket,' and I said 'do you want to give up one Christmas gift to get a blanket to give to someone:' And he said okay and when he got home, he later said if the XBox is $300, and the blankets are $10 then I can buy 30 blankets,” said his grandmother, Terry Brant.
So they did and over sixty blankets have been given out through a local charity called Access. Each blanket came with a note from Mikah.
It reads in part, “They gave me a blanket, but I had to leave it. That's why I want you to have your own blanket."
Mikah's generosity didn't go unnoticed. After a story about his Christmas giving from local news channel Fox8, the local Microsoft store reached out to his family and arranged a special meeting with Santa who gave Mikah a new Xbox and some games.