Little Boy Donates Piggy Bank Savings to Texas Mosque Vandalized After Paris Attacks (VIDEO)

On Monday morning following the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris over the weekend, the Islamic Center of Pflugerville, Texas, was one of several mosques targeted across the United States and Canada for actions they had nothing to with. The front of the building was vandalized  splattered with feces, pages were torn from the Quran and desecrated, and the innocent people who worship there were left to clean up the mess.

In a touching moment of kindness, seven-year-old Jack Swanson took his piggy bank to the site of the defaced mosque to donate his entire savings to their clean up effort.

Faisal Naeem, a member of the mosque’s board, was doing an interview with the local news when he spotted Swanson and his mother looking on.

He told KXAN:

“A few individuals who did what they did, they don’t represent the 1.6 billion Muslims, they don’t represent me for sure and the Austin Muslim community. Similarly, [the vandal] doesn’t represent the rest of Austin, Pflugerville, or all Americans.”

He was correct, and moments later he would receive the kind gesture to prove it.

After he finished his interview he went over to speak with the Swansons, and the little boy handed him $20  his piggy bank savings.

The clearly-wonderful mother explained that she had discussed with her son what had happened, when the selfless little boy decided that he wanted to help. Laura Swanson explained:

“We were talking in the car how someone smeared poop on their church and that was a really, really awful thing to do and we had a good conversation what churches are for and how everybody’s churches are important. I think it’s really good to get kids involved and to let them know what the important stuff really is.”

Naeem, deeply moved by the child’s random act of kindness, stated:

“It’s 20 bucks, but coming from Jack collecting his pennies it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community.”

He continued:

‘This gives me hope because this means it’s not one versus the other.”

The attack on the mosque is being investigated as a hate crime.

Thankfully, as little Jack already knows, love will always be stronger than hate.

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