CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A sweet act of kindness was caught on camera when a boy left Halloween candy at a Chula Vista mother’s doorstep for others to take.
Kim Manalo and her family left a bowl of candy out while she took her kids trick or treating on Halloween night. After coming home to an empty candy bowl, Manalo immediately thought the worst.
“Once we got around the block the bowl was empty. I wasn’t too surprised but I was hoping it wasn’t one kid or an adult,” said Manalo.
In the video, a group of kids is seen approaching the door and noticing the bowl is empty. When the kids walked away, one kid stays behind and takes candy out of his own bag to put in the empty bowl for other trick-or-treaters to take.
Manolo shared the post on a local Facebook group for moms in the Chula Vista area, hoping to find out exactly who this boy is.
On Friday, FOX 5 identified the boy as 15-year-old Lawrence Malot, a freshman at Olympian High School.
The reaction on social media has been overwhelming.
“Seeing that really restored faith. I think that’s why people were so happy to see it because there is still good in the world. It’s just sad that we have to find it in children,” said Manalo.