In something of a Christmas miracle, a disabled 8-year-old boy from Arkansas will have his custom-made hunting gear replaced after it was stolen, thanks to generous GoFundMe donors who raised over $4,800 in just one day.
On Dec. 19, young Jayce Collum publically denounced the crooks who recently stole his bespoke hunting stand – specially made by his grandfather – and demanded its return ahead of an upcoming hunt.
"They stole the deadshot and all the things I had to help me hunt," the Forrest City boy told WREG."I want my stuff back and the people who did it to turn themselves in.”
According to the outlet, Collum was partially paralyzed in a 2015 car accident, and learned the bad news of the stolen equipment after returning home from a hospital stay last Friday.
"He’s only 8 years old. He doesn’t understand everything about life, but he understands when they come take your stuff, it’s not right," Glenn Shepherd, Collum’s grandfather, told WREG.
"He’s had a lot happen to him during his short life," the young outdoorsman’s mother, Kristen Shepherd, agreed.
Though a rep for the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission confirmed to Fox News that the department is assisting the St. Francis County Sheriff's Office in its investigation, 63 kindhearted givers raised $4,835 of a $4,750 goal to replace the items via GoFundMe in just one day.
Supporters from as far as Texas and Louisiana said they felt compelled to “help this young man.”
“There are a few bad people but a lot of good ones in this world too. Hopefully we can all help out a little bit and help this boy have a positive view about the world,” one donor wrote.
“Merry Christmas sweeties” another agreed.
Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.