LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - A little boy is spreading holiday cheer behind the wheel of an iconic brown UPS delivery truck.
UPS "Wishes Delivers" campaign chose four-year-old Rylee Belcher to become a delivery man for a day.
He spent the day loading up presents onto his UPS truck to deliver them by Christmas.
And residents at the Cyprus Pond Assisted Living in Tifton, with help from the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter will get a huge holiday surprise thanks to his help.
He wants to give back." said Rylee's mother Becky Belcher. "He wants to see people smile. It makes my heart happy. And that's what it's about."
Rylee spent a full day of UPS fun, knocking on doors and giving presents to Alzheimer's patients and residents.
Rylee's favorite part about being a delivery man is seeing people smile, he says.
Cyprus Pond Assisted Living Executive Director Letha Hartley says the visit from Rylee was a special treat for residents and their families.
"I think just being able to see the smile on their faces and to see how they respond, it just lifts your heart," she said.
And Rylee's mother Becky says the day was more than the presents, the uniform, and the mini truck. It was about the true meaning of holiday spirit.
"We want to teach our children that in a world where we see so much negativity and we see it everyday, we want to make sure we teach our children that there is so much positivity out there," said Belcher.
She says it's moments like this that make you realize how small acts of kindness have a big impact.
You can participate in UPS "Wishes Delivered" campaign by sharing stories on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and using hashtag #WishesDelivered.
For every wish submitted, UPS will donate a dollar to partner charities including Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign, The Salvation Army, World Food Program, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
To give back to Alzheimer's Association, you can donated by going to alz.org/georgia.