Texas boy who had been saving his money to buy a PlayStation 4 decided instead to save some lives. After hearing about a fatal fire in his neighborhood, nine-year-old Hector Montoya decided to skip buying the video game and used the $300 he had been saving to buy smoke detectors.
“Saving a life is more important,” explained the wise-beyond-his-years child. And now thanks to Hector, and the help of the Grand Prairie Fire Department, 100 new smoke detectors have been installed in local homes. And Hector’s good deed did not go unnoticed. After word of his selfless act hit the news, an Allen, Texas teenager and his sister decided to buy Hector the PS4 he was saving for.
“To see a 9-year-old worrying about so many others, you can’t help but want to give him what he wants,” 19-year-old Ashton Harder told NBC. “We thought that he deserved something special.” Sounds like they all do.