“But, I’m still sad that my mom died,” admits Jayden. Understandably, this young boy is grieving the loss of both parents.
His goal was to make 33,000 people smile. As Jayden shared toys, flashed his own contagious smile, and gave away countless hugs, he has well surpassed his goal.
Nearly 400K viewers loved Jayden’s story
People around the world have watched Jayden’s story and are touched by his outpouring of joy. Many commented on the video with prayers and encouragement — counting themselves among the thousands of smiles toward Jaden’s goal.
“My wife and I just saw this story on CBS Sunday morning and were both in tears…tears of joy and happiness. This story is just one more reminder why we should all take the time to “STOP” and share a smile, it’s such a simple thing and this story is proof that “YOU too” can brighten a persons day in just a matter of seconds, if you STOP, look up, and take the time to share a smile:)”
“What an absolute star that little Jaden is. How wonderful that he thinks of others and helps many, many people to smile. May God bless him and his aunt for ever. Amen.”
“My mom passed today. She had been sick for sometime. Thank you, Jaden for today’s smile. Hang in there kid, youre making a lot more people smile than you can imagine”
“Thank you for my smile Jaden! Keep spreading the love, this world needs more special people like you.”
“I am +1 smile today! And another dozen smiles tomorrow, because I’m going to show this to my family. The little kid must know he’s waaAaay beyond his goal :)”