Big-Hearted Home Depot Manager Pays for Halloween Costume Supplies for Special Needs Boy – Video


Halloween is a big deal for most of the kids, they always want to make sure, they have the right costume. For this, the parents have to put a lot of effort, money and time to make their little one look awesome on 31 October and making them happy. Many people even make last-minute changes in their costumes and buy trick-or-treaters, bags of candy to h-it the streets.

For the people who have been planning their Halloween costumes for a while now, their spooky holiday days become busy ones because of painting, sewing and crafting.

Aimee Boyle Mcilroy and her seven-year-old son came to Home Depot to pick up some suppliers for his officer car costume. After arriving at the store, she asked the manager if she can pick the refrigerator box, that they were holding for her so that she can transform her son’s wheelchair into the officer car.

The manager, Valerie Baker approached the mother and her son and offered her help. She went above and beyond her duties to help them. 

The seven-year boy was in the wheelchair, so they wanted the wheelchair to turn into an incredible costume and Valerie helped them to prepare it. She gets down on the floor and cuts down the box to the size needed. She then helped them to think of other items, that would require making the costume and even accompanied them to search throughout the store. Once all the items were collected, Valerie took them to the register and checked them out. She even insisted on paying for all the supplies needed to make the wheel car, which was totaled about $100. 

Aimee Boyle Mcilroy shared her incredible story on her social media Page and thanked the selfless woman. She posted, “My son may not have understood anything other than she was kind and patient with him, but this special need mama really, really appreciated this huge act of kindness. The biggest blessing for me was the way she treated my son and the way he responded to her.”

Valerie Baker said in an interview with ABC News, “I had an opportunity to spend some time with this child and make a simple wish come true for him and his mom. I’m not a hero, I’m not an angel. If it’s anyone who deserves wings and a halo out of this story it’s Jackson. He definitely had an effect on who I am and the type of person I want to be going forward.”

The seven-year-old kid has a neurological disorder that limits his walking. Every year at Halloween, his family creates a unique costume for him. In the past, they have created a pirate ship and f-ire truck and this year it would be a officer car.

Home Depot would now hold a monthly workshop at Jackson’s school and they will help the children with special needs to participate in DIY projects.

It would be free from loud noises that would permeate the store.