Virginia man who grew up poor buys $12,000 worth of toys for hometown kids

by Daniel Payne · Dec 12th, 2019 2:09 pm


A Virginia man who grew up poor in the Shenandoah Valley returned to his hometown last weekend to distribute a whopping $12,000 worth of toys to underprivileged children.

Adam Armstrong, who grew up in Harrisonburg, rode around the small mountain town in a box truck passing out dolls, bikes, puzzles and other toys to kids. He donated the remainder to the local Salvation Army.

One resident referred to the bonanza as "Oprah for little kids," a reference to the TV host's having given away free cars to everyone in her audience. Armstrong said he has been doing the giveaways since 2013.


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