A 7-year-old Texas boy who gave his life savings to a local mosque that had been vandalized following the Paris attacks has a new reason to smile.
Jack Swanson had been saving money to get his own iPad. He had $20 in the bank when the Islamic Center of Pflugerville, a local mosque, was vandalized. Swanson handed over his savings to help the mosque get repaired. His kind deed made international news.
Author and human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar reached out to Jack’s mother and, not long after, Jack opened the mail to find his very own iPad, compliments of Iftikhar. The package came with this note:
“Dear Jack…You had saved $20 in your piggybank for an Apple iPad…But then a local Islamic mosque was vandalized…So you donated your $20 to this local Texas mosque instead…Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart…Please enjoy this Apple iPad with our sincere thanks…Love…The American Muslim Community”
Iftikhar shared pictures of little Jack showing off his new gift on Facebook.