Cherry Hill, NJ
Children at Virtua hospital in Cherry Hill received a special delivery on Saturday.
Car enthusiasts delivered hundred of toys as a gesture of holiday giving.
Fox 29's Sabina Kuriakose has the story.
It all started with one special little boy, his memory contained in a four decade old photograph. And in Saverio Lacroce's heart.
"My son we lost him to leukemia in 1975 when he was 12 years old," said Lacroce.
In his honor, there has been a toy drive organized by his father every year for 6 years. Bouyed by the man's love of cars and the nonprofit he helped found.
The organization is named Carz and Toyz.
Early Saturday, a truck laden with teddy bears and dolls, legos and barbies all loaded up was taken by police escort and a colorful caravan of car lovers to the pediatric patients at Virtua Voorhees Hosptital.
"Legos!" little ones shouted at the sight of the toys.
Rayyan Ansari hopes to go home today. Of all the toys, he picked a small box of Legos. It's all he needed.
"The toys are here in the conference room of the hospital they've got books toys for boys and girls if you're wondering just what impact one toy can have on a child ask the people who see it first hand," said CEO Richard Miller.
The kids at Virtua hospital don't need much in the way of material things. A teddy bear will do. A box of Legos sometimes. Maybe a peek at a fancy car they've seen in the movies. Still the most beautiful things aren't seen or touched, but felt with the heart.
Smiles line the faces of kids receiving their toys, holding on to the legacy of one little boy whose father loved him very much.