BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Six-year-old Hunter Scarborough has a fascination with anything on four wheels. Recently Hunter spent 50 days in Our Lady of the Lake's Children's Hospital. Hunter has health complications and also autism.
Hunter became good friends with Certified Nursing Assistant Lisa Davis. One day after a surgery Lisa gave Hunter a special gift.
"I asked him do you like cars and he was like yeah; like shakes his head," Lisa said. "So I went and got him the car Hot Wheel just to ease him to make him feel comfortable until his parents, his mother and dad, were in there."
That one car set into motion a big philanthropy effort from Hunter.
"He came to me one day and asked me could he go buy hot wheels," Hunter's mom Kymberly said. "And I said yeah I guess if that's what you want to spend your money on. And he said yeah that's what I want next time we go to town I can buy some. I said okay.
"He said then I can take them to the hospital. And I said well hopefully, God willing, we're not going back to the hospital anytime soon. He said no not for me for other sick little boys so they can have something to smile about too."
Through word of mouth and social media shares, Hunter was able to collect 1,300 hot wheel cars. He went back to OLOL to give the cars to sick kids.
"Cause I want to make kids happy," Hunter said.
Hunter's donation made his father Remie very proud.
"I was shocked it was 13.000," Remie said. "I didn't think it was that much, but loading them into the car that was a trip. I guess you could say I am one of the proudest dads in the world for a six-year-old to do something like that. Most kids don't think of that."
Hunter's mom is equally proud.
"It was great that someone so little could touch so many people," Kymberly said. "You know a dollar hot wheel, who would of thought a dollar hot wheel could bring the reaction it did for people."
Hunter is still collecting cars to donate to OLOL. If anyone would like to help Hot Wheels from Hunter, you can mail any new hot wheel or hot wheel sized car to P.O. Box 511, Fordoche, LA, 70732.