Orphan Boy Wanted to Make Thousands Smile. This is What He Did, So Moving!(Video)

We love how the best lessons often come from the youngest members of the human family.

Even though six year old Jaden has plenty to be sad about himself –he has lost both his parents over the last two years– he decided he was tired of seeing sad people around him. So with the help of his aunt (and guardian), he devised a way to make people smile - handing out dinosaurs, rubber duckies and other small toys. Jaden and his aunt call this project The Smile Experiment. 

Jaden with donated rubber duckies  Photo Credir: Tasha da Silva

Jaden with donated rubber duckies  Photo Credir: Tasha da Silva

When the CBS clip aired originally, Jaden stated that his goal was to get 33,000 smiles. As of September 12, he told a local ESPN host the revised number: 1 billion!!

If you want to send a smile back to Jaden, visit the Facebook community page, Smiles for Jaden. 

So, tell us - does this make you smile? Will you pass it on?


by Lila Galindo