Remarkable 10-Year-old Inspires the World to Donate Half a Million Books For Kids: ‘A Catalyst’ For Kindness

One boy is on a big mission to share the joys of reading with hundreds of thousands of other kids.

Orion Jean is only 10 years old, but after winning a student kindness contest in 2020, he’s caught the generosity bug: The number of books he’s currently hoping to pool in donations for other kids in Texas? Half a million.

“Kindness is a virtue we can all possess. If we are willing to,” he said, according to CBC. “So why not start today. Because right now, it’s what we need more than ever.”

Given that he’s already collected 120,000 books so far, we think he might just manage his ambitious goal.