Norwell boy uses Christmas money to spread Super Bowl cheer to kids in the hospital

WEYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A 13-year-old Norwell boy is hoping to make Super Bowl LII special for kids in the hospital by using his Christmas savings to donate teddy bears to kids in the hospital.

Seventh-grader Tom Corbett arrived at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on Thursday with eight Build-A-Bears clad in Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s signature hoodie, ready to brighten the days of several young patients.

“This will help them enjoy the Super Bowl,” Corbett said. “I just hope this will help them feel comfortable and maybe help them get better sooner.”

Corbett said he got the idea after picking out a bear for his young cousin.

“He just likes to be kind all the time.” Corbett’s mother Eileen said. “He’s a good egg.”

Tom got all eight bears for about $20 and paid for them with the money he had saved from Christmas.

When asked if he thought his act of kindness might encourage others, Corbett said he was not looking for anything like that. He just thought this was a nice thing to do.

Children like  Emmalyn Deleon of Hull, who is nursing a hurt leg, will get to name their bears and give them a special birthday.

Eleven-year-old Kareem thinks that Corbett is an all-star, just like Tom Brady.

“I think it was very nice and kind of him,” Kareem said. “I hope he gets rewarded great.”

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