Boy rewarded for passing on Christmas gifts to help the homeless

(WTNH) — Thirty blankets for the homeless.

That’s what one 9-year-old Ohio boy decided he wanted for Christmas.

His grandmother was ready to buy him an Xbox One, but he passed on it and asked her to spend the $300 on blankets instead.

When Microsoft caught wind of the story, the the company surprised Mikah Frye with the gaming system he sacrificed.

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His grandmother says Mikah’s family once faced homelessness, so he knows what it’s like.

“He knew what it was like to not have a blanket at night and to have to give it back. When they gave him a blanket, he had to give it back,” Terry Brant said. “And so the first thing he wanted to do was give a blanket that they could keep.”

Employees at the Microsoft store also game Mikah plenty of games and accessories to go with his gift.

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