Reporting Laura Cole
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A little boy’s life savings were stolen. It’s a story you first saw on CBS13 Monday night. Many people offered to replace his piggy bank.
CBS13 received so many calls and e-mails from viewers wanting to help Nikita after seeing Monday night’s story. So Tuesday we arranged for Nikita and his mother to meet with one of them.
“How are you? I’m Donovan,” said CBS13 viewer Donovan Schultz as he shook Nikita’s hand. “I’ve seen your story on TV last night and it really got to me.”
Donovan couldn’t believe thieves broke into 7-year-old Nikita Moroz’s home and stole his piggy bank.
“Seeing the face of a little kid so broke up over being broken into and robbed that it grabbed me,” said Donovan.
Nikita had saved more than $300 within the last three years — all to help his mom buy a new home.
“He said that he wanted to buy his mother a new house and that … that got me,” said Donovan. “That actually broke me into tears and I called the newsroom right away.”
Moved by Nikita’s unselfish behavior, Donovan wanted to help.
“I felt I had to do this,” he said.
Donovan is on a fixed income. With only $857 a month to spend, he decided to give $319 of it to Nikita.
“I’d like to present this to you from my heart so that you can continue on,” said Donovan.
“How can I pay you back?” said Nikita.
“Honey, you don’t have to pay me back. I want to give you that so that you don’t have to worry about any money problems,” said Donovan.
And that sad face we saw before is now turned upside down.
“I feel really good that he gave me all this money, now I’m a little bit more happy,” said Nikita.
Nikita’s mother is just shocked by the viewers’ kindness.
“I think it’s just a nice thing that you have done and I can’t believe there are still people like you who are left,” she said.
“Thank you, and I’m glad I could help you out,” said Donovan.
Nikita says he’s learning that he will need to help others as he gets older. His mother really just wanted to thank all the viewers who were willing to help her son.