'A treasure to have someone like that in our community.' Halloween hero refills empty trick-or-treat bowl
Some teenagers took all the candy from an Oceanside home during prime trick-or-treating time, but a little boy was captured on camera dumping all the candy he’d collected into the empty bowl.
It happened outside Lauren Panuccio’s home on Perkins Avenue. She said she couldn’t believe how sweet and kind the little boy was, noting that one doesn’t expect a young child to give up all his candy. She said all the praise goes to his parents, who are raising him well and doing “an amazing job.” She posted about the good deed on the Oceanside Moms Facebook page, hoping someone knows who he is so she can give him her leftover candy. That post spurred a whole lot of love for the boy.
MaryJayne Graci is an admin on the Oceanside Moms page, and like Panuccio, is hoping to give goodies to the boy. News 12 showed her the Ring camera footage of the trick-or-treater paying it forward, and she teared up as she watched it. She said it made her emotional because she has young kids. “It’s a treasure to have someone like that in our community,” she said.
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