Justin Timberlake gifts disabled boy with a wheelchair-accessible van
Morristown, Tennessee - Justin Timberlake can't stop that generous feeling! The superstar surprised a disabled teen from Tennessee with a $35,000 wheelchair-accessible van after hearing his heartwarming story.
As the CBS-affiliate WVLT News 8 reported, the family of 17-year-old Jake Stitt did not have a vehicle to transport their son around town.
Within recent years, the teen has become a bit of a local celebrity. He is known for sitting on his front porch, happily waving to cars while being surrounded by signs that say: "Honk if you're happy".
The community loves him. And so they decided to raise some money for the family and get a wheelchair-accessible van for Jake.
And this fund-raising campaign seems to have spread quite a bit. It didn't take long until none other than Justin Timberlake (39) himself heard about it and came up with a very special Thanksgiving gift for Jake.
The pop singer called the Stitt family on Wednesday afternoon, telling them that a surprise was set to arrive outside at any second.
And only minutes later, a big black van decorated with a giant red ribbon arrived in the driveway, leaving the family absolutely speechless.
Jake's father, Tim Stitt, was incredibly touched and grateful: "It's going to make his life much easier as we go into our future and it's going to make my life a lot easier because there's not many people that can lift him up and sit him in a van like he needs."
"It was just a very blessing to be able to speak to [Justin Timberlake] and for him to be able to meet Jake and see what he needed."
Cover photo: Montage: Facebook/Screenshot/Tim Stitt & imago images / ZUMA Wire