Jack Swanson is a little boy who lives in south Texas and he did something last week that a lot of us might not do, and a lot of us might rail against.
After a community mosque in their neighborhood had been defaced in a Hate Crime, seven-year-old Jack took the $20 from his piggy bank — twenty bucks he’d been saving to buy an iPad — and gave it to the mosque.
Twenty bucks isn’t a lot of money, unless you’re a seven-year-old … or unless you’re Faisal Naem, a board member from the Islamic Center of Pflugerville, who said Jack’s gift was comparable to “$20 million” to the Muslim community.
And when Ardalan Iftikhar — known to some as The Muslim Guy on social media — heard about Jack’s gift, he contacted Jack’s mother, Laura, and a few days later Jack got a package and a note in the mail:
You had saved $20 in your piggybank for an Apple iPad. But then a local Islamic mosque was vandalised.
So you donated your $20 to this local Texas mosque. Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart.
Please enjoy this Apple iPad with our sincere thanks :-).
The American Muslim Community.’
Wouldn’t this be a great world if there were more Jack Swanson’s in it? I mean, of any age, we could use more Jack Swanson’s.
And more Ardalam Iftikhar’s too.