There’s a caped crusader wandering around Birmingham, Alabama, that’s cute as a button and determined to save lives. His name is Austin Perine and he’s just four years old. He considers himself a superhero and his name is President Austin. His goal? To feed the homeless and help them turn their lives around. The four-year-old has since gone viral because of it. Dad TJ had to smile when Austin first shared his superhero name with him, because the preschooler believes feeding the homeless is what a president should do. As Dad said, “I was like, buddy, you have no idea, but hey, I’m going along with it.”
Austin was motivated to help the homeless after watching a momma panda abandon her baby. TJ told Austin the cub was now homeless. Austin asked what homeless meant and after peppering his dad with a few more questions, including whether or not people were homeless, he decided to take action. He told his parents that he wanted all of his allowance money and any money they planned to spend on his toys to go toward chicken sandwiches for the homeless instead. Raymont Baugh who is homeless said Austin gives him hope: “That’s where it starts.”
But even sweeter than the concept of a tiny tyke walking around Birmingham handing out food to the homeless is what Austin says every single time he gives someone a sandwich and a drink: “Don’t forget to show love.” Austin claims that feeding the homeless is “the highlight of my life. It’s just the right thing to do.” Watch how this kid brings a ray of light and hope to the homeless in his hometown. What a wonderful thing he and his family are doing!