Halloween should be a fun time for kids, jumping from house to house with their parents in costumes, collecting candy. But for the Howard kids, the holiday would be much more bleak.
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When Georgia State Trooper Nathan Bradley knocked on the family’s house, he had tragic news to deliver. Donald and Crystal Howard were coming home from a quick errand to get candy and face paint when their SUV hit a tree, which was fatal. This was on October 31st and it left their four young children orphaned. But when the kids, dressed in full costumes, ran to greet him, something clicked and he knew now was not the time.
“I thought, ‘Man, their Halloween is just going to be destroyed tonight,'” said Trooper Bradley.
So instead, with their grandmother’s permission, Trooper Bradley kept the four kids – Justin, Amaya, Damien and Travion – busy by taking them to dinner and a sleep over. The authorities decided not to tell the kids until their grandmother, Stephanie Oliver, came to deliver the news herself.
Justin gave Trooper Bradley a huge hug before he and his siblings left with their grandmother. “He hugged me so tight I could feel it through my vest,” Bradley told People.
Nathan came to know and love the kids so much that he started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover their expenses, which has already raised more than $400,000 in 10 days!
Watch and share this story below to raise awareness for this young man’s kindness and to help the Howard kids continue to raise support.
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