Justin Timberlake has surprised a deserving fan with the sweetest gift.
17-year-old Jake Stitt, who has cerebral palsy, has become a local celebrity in his hometown of Morristown, Tennessee – known for sitting outside in his wheelchair with a sign that reads: “Honk if you’re happy.”
Actor Michael Abbott Jr. started a fundraising campaign for the inspiring teen, so that he could get a new wheelchair-accessible van.
After hearing about the campaign and Jake’s story, 39-year-old Justin surprised him with a video call, giving him some amazing news.
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“I heard that there was a promise, or a goal, to try to get this van before Thanksgiving and I heard your story and I saw a little news clip about it,” the father-of-one said.
“I was so moved that I want you guys to have this van. I’m going to cover all the costs. I want you to have a great holiday.
“You inspire me, Jake,” Justin added, encouraging him to “keep on honking”.
The family raised $35k to cover the cost of the van but they’ll get to keep that money. Why?? Because @jtimberlake heard Jake’s story and wanted to help. He got the family the van, and even hopped on Zoom to chat with the 17 year old. The reaction says it all folks pic.twitter.com/4WGVGd4VSb
— Sam Luther (@SamLuther_) November 25, 2020