Teen carries out random act of kindness EVERY day since the start of the pandemic

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Meet the teen who has carried out a random act of kindness EVERY day since the start of the pandemic - helping more than 2,000 people and raising nearly £40,000.

Sebbie Hall, 18, started his giving mission when he realised some people lacked the technology to contact friends in the first Covid lockdown.

The selfless teen wanted to donate his iPad to a friend but mum Ashley Hall, 51, suggested he should help others to buy what they need instead.

So it was then that Sebbie, who has physical and learning difficulties, decided to raise money to prevent disabled or vulnerable children feeling lonely.

He has since raised tens of thousands of pounds - and counting - by carrying out over 2,000 acts of kindness towards random strangers.

His generosity - which has been hailed by the Prime Minister - includes handing out flowers, teddies and even lotto tickets in the street.

Sebbie, who will carry out his last daily act of kindness on New Year's Eve, has also set up an arts hub and a foundation to support disabled or vulnerable children.

The constant giver has won numerous awards for his initiative and attended a royal carol service at Westminster Abbey earlier this month - after an invitation from the Duchess of Cambridge.

Sebbie, from near Lichfield Staffs., said he just likes to make people smile.

He said: "I felt so proud at Westminster. It's my dream to be on breakfast telly and meet Ant and Dec."

Mum Ashley explained the positive responses to Sebbie's acts of kindness have boosted his confidence so much that it has improved his verbal communication.

The teen's disabilities are a result of a chromosomal alteration discovered when he was aged just one.

Ashley said: "I'm immensely proud of him. I couldn't be more proud. The impact of his kindness has been incredible.

"It's like this lovely ripple effect going out from him. It's fabulous. The money's very important and he's been able to create real change.

"I look at him daily and I can't believe that he is doing this. He knows so much and is so empathetic.

"The biggest thing for him is that this has shown kindness comes back to you."

Sebbie began his charity mission on March 16, 2020.

The initial challenge started with 10 sponsored acts of kindness every single day for 10 days to raise £1,000 for charities.

Ashley said previously: "He bought this friend a device at the end of the 10 days but because he enjoyed watching other people smile, he then wanted to continue."

His acts since then have included giving out Easter eggs, watering people's plants, filling birdfeeders - and even taking out bins.

He also ran nine two-mile runs handing out roses in recent months, with strangers jogging along with him in support.

After Halloween he collected unused pumpkins and took them to the food bank to be turned into soup and pie.

And, this Christmas, sweet Sebbie has taken donated toys to eight homes where vulnerable children are staying.

He also posted cards and handed out reindeer food made from oats and edible glitter to families in the street.

And, over the last 17 months, he has also paid for 300 families to get adapted IT devices and funded a disability rugby team.

Sebbie said: "I feel lucky to be going out and meeting so many children."

The teen has been selected for the World Compassion Award, with his fund receiving $10,000 (£7,465) from the grand supreme master Ching Hai on December 17.

Sebbie is using this donation to set up the Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation, through which he will continue his acts of kindness.

He has also been praised by politicians and celebrities alike, with Boris Johnson and Joanna Lumley backing his amazing efforts.

Rugby player Maro Itoje also tweeted he was "an inspiration to us all" - to which ex-England captain Lawrence Dallaglio replied: "Thank you for reminding us all that giving is the greatest gift in the world."

Sebbie plans to carry out his last individual act of kindness on December 31.

But he will keep the spirit of giving alive by organising two kindness events a year through his foundation.

Ashley said that she and Sebbie's dad Craig Hall, 54, were warned their son would likely never walk, talk, understand things or even sit up when he was diagnosed with a chromosomal alteration.

She said: "Sebbie keeps showing it's worth keeping on striving: never give up. Everybody has a potential and sometimes we can even smash that.

"Sebbie wanted to make a difference and he has. He's inspired so many others, and the kindness he began is still circulating.

"He'd love it if we can get his Just Giving over the £40,000 mark."

Sebbie finds it hard to put together full sentences.

But he said: "It's not about words, it's about kindness."

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